Traditional Landscape Design vs Permaculture Landscape Design


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A young family wants to make a change and asked a couple of landscape design teams to design their landscape for healthy fruits and vegetables, nuts and eggs. This example could be used for a regular suburban lot to around an acre or so of land. Here are the two different designs.

Notice the use of keyhole gardens on pathways. This is because for the rectangle beds, there is a lot of extra work needed to circumnavigate the perimeter to work the garden beds. Where as the keyhole gardens have one entry point to sit down and rotate the whole garden.

Also notice the darker green sections of the garden and food forest. These are support species that are filled with nitrogen and nutrient accumulating species as well as pollinator attractors and beneficial predatory insect attractors to aid in suppressing pests.

Also also this demonstration of the two types of design happen to be on a piece of property where the city ordinances allow having a store/stand of some types to sell directly to the public.

Everything in this design has been thought out and laid out according to the desires of the couple, efficiency of work, nutrient cycling, and community. I think this couple is on their way to joy and abundance.

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