Marianne West wrote:
this is a picture of Sepp Holzer's work in spain. Looks like a hugelbed to me.
for many more pics go here http://www.krameterhof.at/Fotoalbum/spanien_2006/index.htm
Abe Connally wrote:
Mark Harris wrote:Yes a swale around 2ft high (with special water absorbing properties) makes perfect sense to me. In fact that is what I suggested on another thread a few weeks ago. But apparently Sepp Holzer said to Paul W.and others they need to be MUCH higher, and very steep sided to work properly.
well, maybe in their climates, but in an arid area, I doubt making them tall and steep would help anything, and at the very least, it would increase runoff in the first hard rain. A lot of the techniques for temperate areas don't translate to arid areas without modifications.