I would just like to start by saying, Spent a few hours yesterday reading the heck out of the forums and loving every minute Thank you all for sharing your skill-sets
My question: (after asking google to query permies.com for me for this and not finding it) Does anyone have any pointers to a good open-source/free/online landscape design software? Or, what do you use to draw up your designs? i.e. graph paper, compass, pencil etc.
smooth board + masking tape + architectural tracing paper make your base map in a format that is easy to photocopy (11x17), and use the zoom function to blow up areas for detail work. Freehand is best. The human arm has 4 points of complex articulation that are directly connected to your brain. I often design guilds conceptually in cross section to see the layers and niches...I'll post sometime.
Paul Cereghino- Stewardship Institute Maritime Temperate Coniferous Rainforest - Mild Wet Winter, Dry Summer