Rob said, "it seems like the least amount of work would just be to seed it as is and let the water go where it wants. The risk is multiple drainage gullies.
First Permies post. Apologies if it’s too long.
Edible Forest Gardens page 193, Jacke & Toensmeier wrote:Climate
Access and circulation
Vegetation and wildlife
Buildings and infrastructure
Zones of use
Soil (fertility and management)
“focus maybe 85% of your energy on observation and developing the mainframe design and base map”
I take this to mean: don’t plant cover crops to control erosion, watch and plan.
So should I repair the failed terraces, get water where the old farmer wanted it to go or simply observe this water flow until I’m ready to implement my plan?
My dad has a surveyors transit. I can learn to use that but is there some other way that I can use tech to do this. Is there an application that uses GPS to create a 1’ contour map? The best contour map I can find has 10’ contour lines. Not very useful in flatland.
eventually want to get to a system with elements from Mark Shepard, Geoff Lawton, Joel Salatin, Greg Judy…etc.