Jamie Silva wrote: we have been looking into desert terraforming and it apparently is not as difficult as we believed it would be.
Tyler Ludens wrote:Here's a permie neighbor to the north: https://permies.com/t/47297/Gaines-County-Texas-Greening-part
The most helpful resources I've found are Brad Lancaster's website, videos and books, especially Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands Volume 2: http://www.harvestingrainwater.com/
From my own experiences and large failures I've learned that the most important thing to keep in mind are the basics of permaculture design in this order 1. Water 2. Access 3. Structures. The water harvesting needs to be designed first of all and at least some of it installed before moving on to roads, buildings, and gardens, or a tremendous amount of time, energy, and money might be wasted.