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Fassi Honeycomb
Fassi Honeycomb
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Ain Cheggag, MA
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Fassi Honeycomb

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

The Fassi Honeycomb project aims at demonstrating both a sustainable use of water, instead of the local desastrous practice, and to be an exemple of high-comfort rural living, fighting the Great City Delusion.

Project Description

Step 1 was fencing the area, which was done in march 2011. The project being protected from battalions of sheep, a subsequent change in vegetation has been observed. To be more specific, a large increase of biomass has occurred, 80 % of it being thistle.
At first discouraging, this turns out to be a blessing...

Researching the biological indications given by weeds, this plant indicates a fertile, alcaline, compacted and poorly drained soil, with a high clay content. So far so good. But now it gets even better: as we needed more proof that weeds are actually land repairing workers, it appears thistle has a major effect in decompacting soils, with roots going as far as 6 meters down ! http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftucson.ars.ag.gov%2Fisco%2Fisco10%2FSustainingTheGlobalFarm%2FP090-Kuht.pdf&h=qAQFEsDYRAQE6OGijet2Vyc5nePC5OfPzT5dY_NaHhgVdgg

Step 2 consists of having my driving licence ; indeed in an urban environment, i never really, really needed a car. This step is almost complete.


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