Latest Posts from: Floodwater Agroecology
Turning Wastelands into Wetlands
From acrss the river the tall existing Cottonwoods, dense Willow plantings and fruit-bearing trees and shrubs are visible. The diversity of plant species and community structure will attract numerous birds to the site and encourage seed dispersal.
Water Harvesting systems serve several obvious purposes such as storing runoff and supporting vegetation. Beyond those basic functions, water harvesting systems can serve a multitude of other functions… read more»
Posted on 3 November 2012 | 9:17 am
Restoring the ability of streams and wetlands to store moisture naturally is a high priority form of broad-scale water harvesting and restoration. This once-incised stream was re-connected with it’s floodplain by constructing riffles with small boulders.
Over the past year I have had the great privilege to teach with some of the best permaculure, sustainable agriculture and watershed institutions in the world. That list includes read more»
Posted on 8 October 2012 | 12:46 pm
Stream restoration and water harvesting is as much art as it is science. The Don Jose storm water project is no exception. The final outcome is the result of thoughtful observation and the recognition of both problems to solve and opportunities to take on along with some hard empirical data for good measure. Every project has many overlapping objectives and each objective can have numerous ways… read more»
Posted on 14 August 2012 | 7:27 pm