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Posted by rob durham about 12 years ago
This project was my first professional job as a landscape contractor.
The client felt the time had come to remove their front lawn bordered by creosote-soaked railroad ties which was installed 25 years prior. The removal process involved planting right on top of the existing turf using a sheet mulch method where no machinery was used.
Trees and other perennial edibles anchored this mini-botanical garden with paths weaving through drought-tolerant grasses, flowers and succulents. Some of the edibles included strawberry, blueberry, pineapple guava, loquat, pomegranate, jujube, Oregon grape and kumquat.
The second phase turned the lower level into a 4-in-1 orchard where 24 trees were planted throughout 6 holes.
Throughout this project, recycled and local materials such as lumber, hardware, drip tube, broken concrete, horse manure and woodchips found usefulness in very aesthetically pleasing ways.
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|Broadacre Permaculture/ Keyline Design|
|Verifying teacher: Darren J. Doherty|
|Other Teachers: kirk g.|
|Location: Orella Ranch, gaviota, ca.|
|Date: Nov 2009|