Technology is a funny thing – in so many ways, it’s made our lives better and easier, but in a lot of others, it’s over-complicated seemingly simple tasks, more often than not in a scheme to get us to think we need to buy stuff to do stuff.
You don’t need sprinklers to keep your gardens watered, any more than you need to water them two or three times a day to keep your plants happy. You can create a simple, effective water solution on your property that not only keeps your garden watered and lush, but also manages water runoff, and creates a beautiful ecosystem as a result.
With just a little bit of learning and some hard work initially, you can use hugelkultur and swales to keep your gardens watered, create a more resilient permaculture garden, and manage excess water, without drainage ditches, plastic irrigation line, and big expensive pond liners.
You might need an excavator, depending on the scale of what you’re doing, but a shovel and some sweat will get the job done just the same.
This video series won’t just show you how to make the most of water on your property – it will also help to support endeavors to make sustainable homesteading and self reliance more realistic for everyone.
Permaculture in a nutshell is this crazy idea that maybe Mother Nature knows what she’s doing – that the best systems, in both agriculture, building, animal husbandry, and well, everything – are based on self sufficiency, and modeled after what is already working in nature.
I’m known as the tyrannical dictator of Permies.com, the largest permaculture forum on the web. As a certified master gardener and permaculture designer, I’ve built an online empire around what I call, ‘infecting brains with permaculture’.
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