Angela Aragon wrote:Congrats on your property acquisition. One solution you might consider is planting double hedgerows on contour, with a distance of about 1/2 to 1 meter between the pairs. Fast-growing legumes, such as Lucaena or Glyricidia are ideal for this purpose. If you have rocks/stones around, you can put them in between the rows to increase the gabion effect. Plant the trees very close together, around 10 cm apart, and then keep them trimmed to about waist level. Drop the trimmings on the land above the hedgerow. Put other trimmings up there to if you have them.
Swales do not work well on slopes greater than 20%. However, this technique, called SALT (sloping agricultural land technology), does. Over time, you eventually will wind up with a natural set of terraces, without having to dig at all, and with fertile soil.
a permaculture experimental farm encompassing different fields, ranging from a common natural agriculture production to educative and cultural activities and native species reforesting.
like thistles and dandelions sprout, just to be mowed down by the pasture animals afterwards.
n the tiny 'valleys' between opposite slopes there are some unidentified trees
There are isn't any natural or man-made infrastructure to prevent or slow down erosion, except for two partially knocked down retaining walls.
most of the surface of the plot is within steeper slopes, ranging from 25% to 50% slope.
I have done some research on possible strategies, such as alley farming and on contour deep rooted vegetation which would act as a barrier for erosion, building a terrace over time.