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Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp
Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp
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Cool Temperate

Anton Küchler Augustino Gamboa Caren van Hille Daniel Varadi David Flores Duygu  Dogan Elisabeth Leitner Hubert de Kalbermatten Jayson Kair Lovena Appasami Markus Huber Miguel Carrera Ruben Lopez Tobias Messmer
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Alpine Permaculture Schweibenalp

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Rural, Intentional Communities, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic, Legal

Project Summary

Demonstration site for permaculture in alpine regions

Project Description

Since 2011 we created a diverse permaculture system at 1100 meters over sealevel in the central mountains of Switzerland.

The property measures about 20 ha of which 10 ha are forested. The wintertime is long at this height and accordingly the time to cultivate pretty short. We designed many micro climat zones, especially to catch an store the energie of the sun with stone walls, a walipini and hugelbeds. We created many ponds to store water and support wildlife. 

This allows us to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, mushrooms and other good things for our community and for some local restaurants.

We are actually about 25 people and aim to be more self-sufficien to cover our daily needs with fresh vegetables, herbs, fresh water and energy. 

We want to demonstrate alternative land use systems for the alpine regions that foster biodiversity and healthy nutrition.

.. .. so take a look on our website and see what we are doing here ;-)

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