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Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead
Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead
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444 Walker Rd, Summertown, Tennessee, US
931 231 4099
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Alex Hardman Amber Shannon Brian Dixon Elena Parmiggiani Jacob Walling Jordan Pendley Kevin Walker Patrick Gibbs Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Tate Eskew Tyler Herman
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Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead

Project Type

Rural, Residential, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Spiral Ridge Permaculture Homestead is a 6.7 acre site located in the Cumberland-Green bio-region of middle Tennessee. The site was clear cut in December 2007 causing major damage to the soil, wildlife habitat, and the watershed. We acquired the land in April 2009 with the intent to restore the landscape using permaculture and restoration ecology.

Project Description

The design of the property started with careful observation of the site and articulating our goals. We then started the assessment and analysis phase of our design process. Our research started with following the scale of permanence. Our design is ever evolving as we move forward.
Our design is starting to take shape with the implementation of earthworks ( swales, earth contour dam, ponds and on contour driveway), a small cabin on the top of the hill with rainwater for gravity fed irrigation that also serves as a shelter for now and education center later, a 20×48 hoophouse, fencing for chickens and gardens, small duck ponds for our ducks, earthbag retaining walls for our new workshed, a cleared pad for our house, a young food forest, bamboo agroforestry, savanah gardens and animal systems. This all is powered by solar that we designed and installed ourselves.

We are currently designing our house, restoring our spring for future water use, clearing land using animals for future gardens, starting an edible plant nursery and adding to our skills.



Fall 2013 Permaculture Homestead Series: PDC, Earthworks & Food Forests

We are excited to announce our Fall 2013 line up of courses for the Permaculture Homestead Series: A 13-day Permaculture Design Course, a Regenerative Earthworks Course and a Food Forest Intensive. Take one or all! Package deals, early registration and

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