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Shiraz Vineyard Permaculture Demo Site
Shiraz Vineyard Permaculture Demo Site
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Karaagac Mevkii, Hoskoy, Tekirdag, TR
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

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Shiraz Vineyard Permaculture Demo Site

Project Type

Rural, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Transforming Our Shiraz Vineyard to a Permaculture Demo and Education Site

Project Description

Together with my wife Banu, we own a 3000 m2 land in Hoskoy, Tekirdag, Turkey, located 190 km west of Istanbul, 2 km away the shore of Marmara Sea, at an altitute of ca. 215 mt. (40.42'45'' N - 27.17'36'' E)

We decided to turn the land within next five years into a Permaculture Demo Site which shall be designed based on Permaculture principles to satisfy the requirements of PRI Master Plan MOU. The site will serve interested people from Istanbul and around who will be able to visit the site during the weekends to see the permaculture applications in a nutshell. Accomodation and catering will be provided at Hoskoy village. A volunteer-based work system will be established to provide some practical experience for interested volunteers.

The vision is, with the acquisition of neighboring land spots, within 10 years, to turn the site into Permaculture Research Institute - Marmara (hopefully to become a branch of PRI Turkey, and with an accreditation from PRI Australia) where PDC trainings and internship programs will be provided.

The land currently has 1000 m2, 270 pieces of Shiraz grape plants (planted in 2000), ca. 70 pieces of fruit trees with many variety (apple, pears, quins, apricot, peach, sweet cherry), olive and chessnut trees. No infrastructure, no building, no fencing.

The Demo Site Project will last for five years and will incorporate water systems (swales, ponds, drip lines, solar water pumps, water tanks, water pressurizers, grey water bed, rain water collection system), crop gardening, herb spiral, rocket stove, greenhouse, chicken tractor, fencing, duck pond, dog house, stove oven, compost station, compost worm bin, composting toilets, maximum possible diverse variety of plants.


Preliminary design sketches

Preliminary design sketches are attached for comments

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