Contour gardening is a way to use the land’s contours to reduce irrigation and erosion, and maximize nutrients for abundant harvest yields. Here’s what contour gardening is and how you can pull it off.
Collecting rain from your roof in rain barrels is a great way to use a free resource to irrigate the garden. However, rain barrels can fill up within minutes during a rain event. Directing rain barrel overflow into a rain garden is one way to keep more water on your property for irrigation or to create more biodiversity.
Designing the layout of a property can be overwhelming. Here are three reasons why a permaculture designer can help you meet your goals for an efficient and productive landscape (and what to look for in a designer).
Oftentimes we’re challenged with less-than-ideal landscapes. Here’s a solution to stop erosion on a hillside and create an easily-navigable garden.
Caring for the soil is crucial to the long-term viability of our gardens and agricultural systems. Yet one of the biggest mistakes is contributing to soil erosion. In this post, we’ll talk about what’s at stake and 5 ways you can prevent soil erosion.
Capturing water in the landscape is often the easiest and most efficient way to store it. Swales help us do that. Learn how to choose the best site for a swale and how to build one.
Swales are an important tool for irrigating the garden, mitigating stormwater runoff, and reducing erosion. In this post, learn what a swale is and why you might need one in your yard.
Permaculture Series: Capturing Rain in the Landscape Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2014, 1:30-3:30pm Location: Tenth Acre Farm, Cincinnati, Ohio Instructors: Vince and Amy Stross Cost: $10, class size is limited, please register with the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati Learn how to capture rain and store it in the landscape while irrigating gardens of…