The site in March. Nearly two feet of snow.
The snow melted off in April.
Grass has sprung up and green, soon to be replaced by a garden!
The permablitz begins! Thank you to nearly 30 people who came out in the rain!
The garden about a month after the permablitz.
The transformation: Some shots from the permablitz
Digging out the water harvesting earthworks
Leveling the earthworks for effective water distribution.
Next step is to create a sheet mulch to build up soil carbon
Permablitz under full tilt.
Earthworks filled in with a permeable walkable material. Gravel in our case.
Battle paint (clay based :) )
Not even a month after the blitz.
First of three 1000-litre rain tanks set up. Right after installation, a big thunderstorm was enough to fill the entire tank!
Not too long after planting
About one and a half months after installation (before the Aug 5 hailstorm)
Lots of borage. Function is to bring in bees. They love it! Now they are fertilizing the tomatoes and squash.
The herb spiral, built out of wasted bricks.
A seating area was integrated into the design. This is part of the office!
Here's a series of slides from the transformation of our urban yard at Big Sky Permaculture Headquarters!