Added by on 2016-07-01

[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote At the Be Prepared Channel we are focusing on the year of the Urban Homestead. We are taking a home that has had little homestead modifications and starting from scratch. We will be focusing on permaculture techniques, swales, huglekultur beds, rainwater harvesting, raised beds, and gardening. The lawn is a high plains desert and will be converted by permaculture to a low water use garden. This video focuses on the front yard and what it looks like today. So you can see what we have to work with. We will be showing the progress as we attempt to terraform this urban desert landscape into food forests. The plan for the front yard are dwarf fruit trees, swales, and some native plan species to provide some curb appeal while providing food, fuel, and water conservation in the landscape. Check out my blog at Video Rating: / 5


  • michaelismyname 4 years ago

    Thanks for the update.

  • BePreparedChannel 4 years ago

    This past year was productive and we managed to get a couple of apple trees planted into the swales in the front yard. Overall it seems to be working OK. However the plan is to move this year and keep this home as a rental. So we will see how well my raised beds and swales fair over time and depending on how much attention they get.

  • BePreparedChannel 4 years ago

    Sorry it has been a while since I followed up here… Yes it is an urban environment so traffic and pollution will always be a factor in any city location. So the plan has been to keep much of the annual veggies in the back yard with the trees, shrubs, bushes etc in the front closer to the traffic in the hopes of cutting down on some of the road noise and turning some of that space into producing land.

  • Halo3Rippin 4 years ago

    Not anymore then them living there.

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