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Permaculture at Kraut Run

Permaculture at Kraut Run

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  • Commenced: 01/12/2012
  • Submitted: 16/11/2012
  • Last updated: 11/10/2014
  • Location: 4354 Wilson Rd, Wentzville, Missouri, United States
  • Website: krautrun.com
  • Climate zone: Cold Temperate



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Permaculture at Kraut Run

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Rural, Commercial

Project Summary

Water catchment and Hugelkulture design and implementation at a beyond, non certified, organic farm.

Project Description

We have a Meetup.com group in Saint Louis and I've ran across a great farm, with a couple great guys running it. They are totally open to and interested in implementing some permaculture systems on their farm.


So, Here are some details:
I'd been hearing about The farm at Kraut Run off and on this year from a couple of friends. So, I called Chris a while back to chat and found that he is doing a ton of stuff right in line with permaculture design(no till, most everything is done by hand), but he mentioned a couple of the problems points that are going on with the farm. The big one is Water flow.
The farm is situated between some hills including a creek at the valley bottom. There are gardens on both sides of the creek, Both are affected by runoff from the hills during heavy downpours.
Ponds, Swales, and Huglekultur are some systems that we will be looking at for the farm at Kraut Run.

The main goal for this project is to get people thinking about water catchment, Possible ways to implement it and how it can help out the future.
The secondary goal is to implement some water catchment on a natural farm to supplement, or eliminate, their current irrigation.

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Permaculture at Kraut Run

In the design process of water management features for a 10 acre CNG farm just west of Saint Louis.

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