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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:
07/10/2015
Location:
4354 Wilson Rd, Wentzville, Missouri, US
Website:
http://krautrun.com
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate





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Posted by Ryan Barrett almost 8 years ago

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

The Saint Louis permaculture guild had a meetup at the farm at Kraut Runtoday, It was pretty great.

We did a little farm tour with Chris and Ryan, partners in the farm, and talked about some water harvesting systems that could be put into place to reduce or assist with irrigation. 

When I first spoke with Chris, Owner of the Farm at Kraut Run, He mentioned having some issues with water rushing down his hills and washing away crops or his wonderfully black dirt. After the meetup I think we have found a good location and came up with a great plan to begin with managing the runoff from his home.

The garden is laid out with foot paths between the crop mounds, seemingly on contour down the slope. Uphill from this location there is a house. We plan to install multiple 225 gallon totes under deck of the house. Overflow from the totes would continue down the current drain tube exiting about 30 feet from the middle of the first mound.  Water from the overflow drain tube will be diverted to a primary swale above the garden.  From there the water will be distributed to the other swales dug in the footpaths down the slope between the crop mounds. The elevation change, between totes and garden, should be great enough to sufficiency pressurize drip hoses where needed.

(If you read back a bit on the blog, This was one of my dream projects… Woohoo! And it’s not even spring yet!)

 

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