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Planning permaculture land layout.

 
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I've learned a lot from permies and I'm excited to begin the planning phase of my permaculture homestead now that I've accomplished the land-buying phase.

It is my wish that I be directed to some free resources on how to plan for a permaculture land layout by the kind people in these forums. After, I would like to be directed to paid content.

What would be the best way to proceed from here?
 
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This article talks about most of what I know (i.e. not very much). I've not read any of the original literature except for One Straw Revolution, but most of what I have consumed is supported by the basics here:
https://www.permaculturenews.org/2017/09/05/permaculture-design-5-steps/

A lot of the design principles are posted on similar articles, but the free ones tend to be scant on examples.

Think about permanence in your design. Big things like earth, water are first thoughts. Long term things like structures and trees are later. Garden beds and seasonal crops are last. Or something like that. Also think in terms of proximity to your home and ease of access when laying things out. Use land contour to your advantage. Don't ignore margins.

Just a bunch of principles I've absorbed, probably overly superficial stuff you already know too.
 
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@Nathaniel

The consensus east of Houston is that the very best paid resource is a book titled Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond by Brad Lancaster. He begins with site assessment and methodically touches on the high points for planning your relation to resources like sun, rain, wind, soil, ... There's little info about plants or animals. This is mostly about roughing your site in so that there are places for plants and animals, including advanced primates, to thrive.

The book references free resources on Brad's website, harvestingrainwater.com.
 
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