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Urban hillside
Urban hillside
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551 Radnor Road, Oakland, California, US
510 967 5577
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Urban hillside

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Urban, Residential

Project Summary

Reducing my footprint and restoring the living soil through the use of solar power and a grey water system on a hillside of dense clay soils.

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Beginning in 1987, I have put permaculture lessons into practice on this hillside urban lot near Lake Merritt in Oakland. The project consists of steps to reduce our footprint and to restore the living soil. We have depaved the curb strips, channeled water from the roof and upper yard to the back yard through pipes and swales to increase the seasonal saturation of the ground. We use only hand watering and no watering wherever possible. We are planting food crops, native trees and bushes and mulching everywhere. The result has been a natural wonderland with the complexities of nature providing fascination for us and our grandchildren.




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