What is a Swale in Permaculture?

A swale is a ditch used in permaculture to collect water and reduce top soil erosion.  Collecting water is great way to water your garden instead relying on city water.  It will also help to reduce the water bill.  A swale is designed to water the trees at the root instead of only from above.  […]

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Water Harvesting on the Homestead

Water harvesting is what you collect rain water directly to use in your garden or at home for cooking, showering, and laundry.  This can be done by collecting the water that comes from your rain gutters into a plastic container.  This is a good backup water system if something were to happen where the city […]

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