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Geoff Lawton's "How to Make a Food Forest Suburb" now live!

 
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See the full version here: http://www.geofflawton.com/fe/60356-food-forest-suburb (if you haven't signed up - you will need to do that in order to see the full version).

He tours Village Homes in Davis, CA - a really wonderful project!
 
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To answer Paul's question in the Daily-ish email - Yes - this is the subdivision Bill Mollison visited 30 years ago or so.

Here's the video from that visit (seriously want to be that dude in the hammock):



That is the BEST green roof I've seen in an arid climate in the US. Mike Corbett's design ROCKS!!
 
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OK - does anyone know how to measure soil moisture depth as was mentioned in these films?
 
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I visited village homes numerous times over the years. It's absolutely amazing what they have done. They also have a common house. A common swimming pool. And guest accommodations. Kind of like a bed-and-breakfast. The fruit and nut trees and other plant in such abundance it's amazing. I was there three years ago. And the food forest is extremely mature. I spoke with the founding members of village homes. They say the turnover of residence is extremely low something like 5%. It's a Fantastic example of urban type Permaculture. All of the houses face into a walkway/park strip. You pull your cars in all roads are behind the houses. Children just play and eat food and don't have to worry about the cars. It's another amazing element to the village homes.
 
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