Address and fix major drainage issues from a very steep backyard that sloped towards house. Define growing spaces and privacy areas using earthworks that would hold water effectively and redistribute it efficiently.
1.3 acre suburban yard with extreme slope in Walton, KY
Excavate drainage canals, french drain systems, and diversion earthworks to redirect problematic flooding areas
Clear invasive honeysuckle and brambles and replant a paw paw forest
Install 3 swales with integrated rain gardens to improve water retention and distribution
Plant food forests and tree lines on all swales and other areas to slow down water, and keep as much of it as possible from taking nutrients off the hill
Huntington, West Virginia
Design and develop both a permaculture trail and a vast permaculture “living laboratory” on an otherwise unused, incredibly steep slope on the side of a mountain.
Veterans Affairs in Huntington, WV
Develop an extensive food forest for veterans to interact with and help grow
Implement a fruit orchard amongst native trees growing on the hillside
Reforest a large section of dilapidated wooded areas using native fruit trees, nut trees, berries, and shrubs
Design and construct large social gathering areas that utilize water catchment and solar systems
Design and install 4 high-density apple orchards on the steepest part of the sloped hillside
Construct raised garden beds for perennial herbs and annual vegetables
Construct a raised bed garden for growing root-stock
Conduct permaculture educational classes for veterans
Colerain, Cincinnati OH
Collaborate with recent PDC student in order to create a fruit-tree and berry orchard to help sustain a family compound.
Two neighboring properties in suburban/historic farmland Colerain
Designed and installed a diverse, dense mix of fruit trees, native plants and guild plantings along four tree planting lines in food forest style terraces
Added native shrubbery to further diversify the landscape
Create edible and beautiful growing spaces in raised beds to maximize positioning to sunlight and airflow.
Very small, very shaded backyard in Covington, KY with dogs.
Constructed intricate cedar planting boxes
Created a tiny food forest of espalier apple, pink currants, and comfrey in back corner
Constructed a wine-cap mushroom bed
Created a trellis extension for hardy kiwi to grow on existing pergola
Montgomery, Cincinnati OH
Collaborate with a budding gardener on his vision of incorporating native edges with an edible food forest that would compliment his annual gardens in his back yard and reduce mow-able grass areas. Meld a paver wall with existing landscaping plants in his front yard.
Suburban Montgomery enclave
Planted a diverse mix of native/medicinal shrubbery like paw paws, witch hazels, and spicebushes under a dense canopy of oaks trees around the back edges of the property.
Planted a food forest with apples and nectarines and interplanted guild plants all around.
Constructed trellis systems for both blackberry and raspberry bushes.
Designed and installed a rain garden with native pollinator plants.
Built paver retaining walls in front yard to enhance mulching, new bed creation, and individual tree planting terraces for pear trees.
Glendale, Cincinnati OH
Design and create a fruit tree orchard/food forest Installation, and build a stone-walled herb garden to match existing stone structures.
Historic manor in suburban Glendale
Created a large food forrest consisting of apples, pears, peaches, currants, blackberries, raspberries and apricots
Incorporated agricultural limestone to create a large, stair-stepped herb garden that seamlessly blended into the existing stone walls
Westwood, Cincinnati OH
Design the front and backyard areas to incorporate existing trees and shrubs in order to accommodate a new fence.
Suburban historic property in Westwood.
Spent several days removing invasive honeysuckle at the stump
Pruned overgrown yew and other plants that would obstruct the new fence
Processed honeysuckle for a large mulch pile
Develop a diverse landscape with edible trees and shrubs. Address depleted and terrible soil and drainage issues. Design productive wind breaks on the properties elevated plateau areas.
The place: New construction house on 5 acres outside the University town of Oxford, OH
Developed a zone 2 food forest that complimented existing gardens, chickens, and goat areas.
Installed a riparian zone buffer of native species for water purification as well as goat fodder.
Planted hundreds of black locust, Austrian pine, and eastern red cedar trees as a windbreak and coppice material.
Implemented key-line subsoiling on contour to help break up hardpan layers and increase water retention.
Planted tree islands for lawn development and to create more hospitable micro-climates for grazing and recreation.
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