Lowest contour hugel bed sprouting up, more material coming in from gym garden we had to tear out - banana tree in urgent need of a home! Urbanite chunks were from gym garden, they had to find a home too. 10/18/13
First rock terrage complete (lower left). Nylon trellis on bamboo poles up for tomatoes to climb on (center). Woven bamboo trellis tunnel, secured with re-used bailing twine up for beans, peas and malabar spinach to climb. Nasturtium taking over banana island (which became home for our greywater). 3/25/14
From the lowest corner of the property, looking uphill. 9 contoured or terraced growing beds, two hammocks, 3 trellised food tunnels and a whole lot of wheelbarrow loads. Now its time to bring it all to life! 12/18/14
Future trio of whiskey barrel ponds that will catch runoff from workbench roof and overflow into the passionflower, comfrey, canna and malabar spinach (left). More to come on the pond process. 12/18/14
If the Team Pulse Design Process is a skeleton, think of the various design frameworks within this post as the muscles and organs of a complete iteration of a design process. Time to “flesh out” your design process with a simple design framework.
What is a wicking bed? A fully contained, self-watering planting bed that uses capillary action to maintain consistent soil moisture. Wicking beds typically have a reservoir of water stored sub-surface that is passively drawn on by plants as they need it.
The Chaordic Stepping Stones is a simple planning process that helps create the minimal structure needed to complete a given task – from planning a full-scale broad-acre permaculture project to long-term planning to smaller projects.
The “what” to do of regenerating fractured biophysical systems is simple – at least when referring to the outer, physical world we inhabit. We know how to green deserts, purify air, plant the rain and create an abundance of food. We know how to build soils rapidly, grow forests of food and build healthy and completely natural shelter. Some might say we are drowning in the knowledge capital of regeneration. Continue reading 7th Generation Design Principle→
The Team Pulse Design Process is well suited to small to medium sized groups. It’s structure allows people that share a common vision, but perhaps have vastly different strengths, weaknesses, skill sets and biases, to function as a cohesive unit in achieving the end goal of the design process.