Andrew Millison wrote:SITE ANALYSIS: organizing your observations where you identify the strongest influences that you need to design for.
DESIGN: Coming up with a plan, typically designing first for water, then access, then vegetation, then structures, fencing, soil treatment. Each element layers upon the last, but water is the starting point, the bones you might say.
I would recommend finishing your business plan before you begin observing land. If you design your business plan with Permaculture and holistic management principles in mind then you will know more of what you are looking for in land. I think it will also help you to figure out your implementation action plan...what comes first? With minimal capital the obvious choice would be that which can be implemented inexpensively, but have the greatest return of investment.
Zj Frank wrote:I'm thinking about buying a smallish urban lot (about an acre and a quarter or so)