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from rice field to homestead

 
Ferdinand Anton
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Location: Thailand
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Hello folks! It is my first post, if its not the right place, please mod, fell free to move.

I have a specific question about land and soil.

My wife and me, we own an acre of land and we are looking to permanently to move there as soon as we can.

Our land is located in central Thailand in the middle of the rice fields, it is a very hot climate(tropical), about 3 or 4 months per year we have the raining season as well we have the dry season, the we have to manage the water very well.

My question is, Is that possible to transform this plot of land in a permaculture project, I know permaculture mimic nature, but I have only rice around, lol..

More details about the land, it is flat, no river, no water(perhaps we need a pond for catches from rainfall, but there is Chanel used to flood fields), soil is clay(rice is planted in flooded field).

That's all info I have, if you need more details let me know please.

In my house today, in the back yard, I have hundreds of fruit trees with a year or so, done to be planted definitively in the land, but as I put the land is a rice field, then what kind of work do I need to do in the land before I plant those trees?
Sorry, but I do not have any picture of the place, but it is easy to imagine a rice field. Another useful info, we do not plant rice there more than 2 years now, the soil is hard, compact and dry.


Thank you for any input.

Regards,
Anton
 
Miles Flansburg
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Howdy Anton, welcome to permies!
Have you heard of the work of Masanoba fukuoka?
Here is a permies thread that might have some interesting answers for you.

https://permies.com/t/2214/masanobu-fukuoka
 
Ferdinand Anton
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Miles Flansburg wrote: Howdy Anton, welcome to permies!
Have you heard of the work of Masanoba fukuoka?
Here is a permies thread that might have some interesting answers for you.

https://permies.com/t/2214/masanobu-fukuoka


Hi and thanks for the referred link.
I had never heard about Fukuoka, it is all new to me. But I did learn how to make seed ball when I was a yong boy, my granpa taught me it all he also told me, that was the easiest way to plant something, interesting I was reading about Fukuoka's seed ball and it all remembered my infancy! Great things are simple. Thank you, I will read more about Fukuoka.
 
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