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Campbell Family Farm
Campbell Family Farm
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3130 Chuckwagon Rd, Luling, Texas, US
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

Blake Kirby Dana Crawford Dane Clum JAYSON JONES Laurie Leveton Mark Morga Matthew Zarder Monica Williams Theron Beaudreau
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Campbell Family Farm

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Demonstrate Permaculture's viability as an agricultural business that can successfully feed a family, and provide surplus to the community in a CSA while using principals that are environmentally beneficial.

Project Description

The key to being able to succesfully demonstrate the Permaculture princiapls in this Project, is to retain water. The soil is a very granular sand for about 36 inches, and then it is a sand/gravel/clayey mixture of different proportions from 36 inches to about 25 feet.

The earth works will be constructed to hold water for as long as possible, and slowly drip irrigate the landscape/ gardens, and food forests.

The main large retention pond will also be a demonstration of Aquaponics lending to agriclture as the fish waste water, will be recycled through the system providing the main source of water and fertilizer to the landscape.

The buildings will all be built from cob/ strawbale combonitations taking advantage of the abundant sand and sandy/clay on the land.

All electricty will be generated on the farm through the use of stirling engines, Wind Power generators, and solar generators. A grid-tie in "may" be used soley to be able to sale any excess back to an electric company thus making a profit on the yield.



Upper Water Pond and Wood Chipper

Finished clearing the forest and about 70% complete with digging the pond.

Posted over 9 years ago (1 comments)

Joel Salatin at Mother Earth News Fair

We attended this year's Mother Earth News Fair where Joel Salatin was speaking and giving processing demos.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

2014 Upper Pond and Swale Project

Installing the first of what will be a total of 8 water retaining ponds on the farm. This first pond is being placed at the very highest point on the property. Connecting each pond will be large swales dug on contour.

Posted almost 10 years ago (0 comments)

Winter 2013 Fencing Project

When we purchased this raw plot of land, there was no border fencing on the perimeter of the property. Hunters and neighbors frequently trespassed with four wheelers and large predators namely Coyotes were free to run across the land.

Posted almost 10 years ago (1 comments)

Summer Plant Test Plots

As we are in our first year of ownership of the land, we are strictly following the Permaculture principal of Observation.

Posted almost 10 years ago (1 comments)
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