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Rye Creek Demonstration Site
Rye Creek Demonstration Site
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Lot 12, Rye Creek HOA, Rye Creek Road, Darby, MT, US
Climate zone:
Cold Temperate

Leslie Waldner Luis Candela Sara Elbohy
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Rye Creek Demonstration Site

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

A 20 acre living laboratory of permaculture design applications, focusing on various rain-water harvesting implements with non-irrigation in mind.

Project Description

Nestled in the foothills of the Sapphire Mountains in the southern portion of the Bitterroot Valley of SW Montana, we will reinvigorate a 20 acre parcel by designing and implementing various dry-climate rain-water harvesting techniques to promote both edible and native plantings all the while forgoing any source of developed irrigation.  From 'Swales on Contour', 'Hugelkulture Beds', 'Check Damns', and a number of other strategies, we will work with the +/- 12" of annual rainfall to implement various edible and native planting guilds to monitor and promote growth and success for decades to come. Through financially sensible decision making, we will chart a course that can be followed by all land owners interested in a low-maintenance, low cost approach to year round Food Forest Garden productivity.


2016 - Update

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Grant Shadden - Garden Manager 2015 season

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