Yucatan Permaculture Experiment
Yucatan Permaculture Experiment
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Commenced:
01/02/2012
Submitted:
14/02/2012
Last updated:
07/10/2015
Location:
MX
Website:
http://yucatanpermaculture.blogspot.com/
Climate zone:
Dry Tropical





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Yucatan Permaculture Experiment

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Project Summary

A Permaculture experiment in Yucatan Mexico. Where I will be trying to harvest water, employ the usage of mulch, nitrogen fixing and fruit trees, and traditional crops. In an effort to reduce or eliminate the need to irrigate, in this dry and rocky part of the world.

Project Description

A family in Yucatan Mexico, who have become like family to me. Have let me use 2 plots of land that are almost 1 hectare each.

The Land is mainly porous limestone, with a little soil mixed in the cracks and around the stones.

Slash and burn is the Common farming practice. they call their farms Milpas, I am still learning the full meaning of this term, but their is plenty of descriptions online. Although I have found out there are many farmers who have stopped burning.

Phase 1, I will be building swales. I am going to try incorporating the keyline aproach with these swales, and will heavily mulch the edges of the swale aswell as inside the swale. I want to attempt to hold water in place as long as posible, as I fear this land will not respond like soil, silt sand or gravel would.

I hope to start planting many varieties of trees along the swales as the rainy season begins.

Alot of work has to be done and this expiriment may succeed or fail. In any case using mulch and building a layer of soil ontop of this land can only improve the situation. 

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