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Austin, Texas, United States
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2014 Nov - My Second Permablitz

Posted by Roberto Anaya over 9 years ago

As the winter cold fronts begin forcing their way in, permablitzes just keep getting hotter in Texas. This past weekend I participated on my second permablitz at Green Gate Farms just east of Austin and half way to Bastrop.

I missed out on the first two days of this three-day permablitz. The first day was spent clearing a path through dense woody vegetation for the swale and berm system and cutting down dead trees on the slope up above. The second day was spent lining up the dead tree material into two 300-foot "dead barriers" on contour up slope from the main 245-foot swale and berm installaion.

"Dead Barriers"

When I arrived Sunday morning, about 200 feet of the swale had already been cut and we finished it and started working the whole berm smooth and level then planted the diversity on the berm and up slope.

Working the berm

On the berm we planted pomegranate, pear, loquat, mulberry, fig, and persimmon and above the swale we planted black locust, Eve's necklace, golden ball lead tree, and arroyo sweet wood. We then broadcasted cover crops of clover, winter pea, rye grass, radish, turnip, mustard, cilantro, parsley, and dill. We also broadcasted soft rock minerals including soft rock phosphate (P), green sand (K, Mg), agricultural lime (Ca), agricultural sulfur (S), and trace minerals.

Finished berm-swale

The trees and clover were inoculated with nitrogen fixing bacteria and the trees with mycorrhizal fungi. The trees were all provided with drip irrigation on a timer, and cages to prevent deer and livestock predation.

Cages and drip irrigation

Kirby Fry, our permablitz commander in chief, my PDC teacher and mentor.Kirby Fry the leader


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2014 Geoff Lawton Online Permaculture Design Course
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Internet
Date: Apr 2014
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Geoff Lawton's Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Jul 2014
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Geoff Lawton's Reading the Landscape Course
Type: Other
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Jul 2014
Austin Permaculture Guild's Ten Saturdays in Fall 2014 PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Kirby Fry
Other Teachers: Caoline Riley, Tealor Monroe, Theron Beaudreau, Gary Freeborg, Cameron Mulberg
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Date: Sep 2014
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