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(video) Hand Dug Ponds - Walking Tour

 
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Thought I'd share here my newest video from my Edible Acres youtube channel.  I talk about a series of ponds that have been developed over the last 7 years with all hand tools and how they work in the landscape and have been designed into the systems I have in place.  I'd love feedback from folks here!
 
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Are these ponds lined in any way, or is it just the natural soil?
 
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Nicely done video and explanation of the purpose and results of your pond/ditch systems!
 
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I think this is a great example how you don't need to make giant ponds to benefit from pond building. A bunch of small ponds in series can do wonders. Also great showing the cistern and how that pond can be used to fill it.

Great video, thanks for sharing. I hope you do another video or pics during spring or summer to show them with vegetation so we can see them while growth is going.
 
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Excellent work!  You're footprint is light and welcomes life, may you walk far and wide!
 
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BTW, Edibleacres has a lot of other great videos. If you liked this one, it would be worthwhile to check out the rest.
 
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