Fri, 29 May 2015
109 - Building Dams, Ponds, and Rehydrating the Landscape - The Water Retention Landscape with Zach Weiss.
Start with water, your most valuable form of capital, and retain as much of it as possible on the property in order to rehydrate the landscape.
We can use efficient landscape design to control the flow of water to slow it, spread it, and sink it allowing the water to infiltrate into the soil, giving the plants water to do their work.
Then nature will start building soil and creating microclimates and shade. But none of that will happen without water.
Zach Weiss an ecological landscape designer from Montana and a student of Sepp Holzer joins me to talk about creating a water retention landscape.
In this episode we will talk more about what he has learned from Sepp and get more into his own ideas on how water retention can have a dramatic effect on the landscape.
We touch on everything from building ponds and sealing ponds to catchment used to feed dams to the three zones of any body of water. An episode for designers and homesteaders alike.
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