Permaculture

Here you can discover all about our permaculture projects

Our role model and teacher

In November 2015 we attended our first course at the Chuderboden with Beat Röllin and Stefan Sobkowiak and have been passionate about the idea of permaculture ever since.

Spring 2019

We have built the raised patch from old recycled pallets.

Raised patch:

We received these through various deliveries. In addition, this method can also be implemented in the shortest possible time for those who are not so experienced in crafts :-)

 

We thank Dani and Gabi for the wood, the branches and leaves, which we were allowed to fetch from their property, as they were used for the lowest layer of the raised patch . On it we distributed 4 year old cow dung from our neighbour. Afterwards we filled the raised patch with young compost from our garbage disposal (every resident can get unlimited free quantities of it). The final step was a few sacks of regular garden soil from the garden centre.

Hill patches:

The place to the left of the raised patch was freed from the green manure.

 

During a walk we noticed that our neighbours had a lot of sawn timber from their trees and bushes, which they wanted to burn with difficulty. Spontaneously, we ask them if we could take some of this wood. Since it was a win-win situation, they happily agreed and we transported 4 full trailers of their wood and scrub to us.

 

There we piled everything into 3 mounds. Then we covered this wooden pile with fresh, not yet completely rotten compost from our disposal site, then came cow dung (4 year old) and finally garden soil - we almost bought the shop empty :-)

Autumn 2017

Now autumn is here and therefore the best time for planting... so we started to plan for permaculture. This started with measuring the area and thinking about which fruit trees we would like to plant. Armed with a list of all the desired trees with German, French and Latin names, we went to our appointment at a tree nursery in the region. There the owner gave us great advice and together we drew up a final plant list.

 

Olivier is a big help for us, next to our new pool - he quickly digs the planting holes for our fruit trees.

 

The 45 fruit trees with their 15 nitrogen fixer trees, are set in 3 rows of 15 trees each, 25 wild berry trees and bushes in an L-shape.

 

Olivier is a big help for us, next to our new pool - he quickly digs the planting holes for our fruit trees.

 

The 45 fruit trees with their 15 nitrogen fixer trees, are set in 3 rows of 15 trees each, 25 wild berry trees and bushes in an L-shape.

Goal:

 

1. a "nitrogen fixer tree" (usually from the same plant family as beans) should be planted between 2 fruit trees.

 

2. the time of harvest of the trees per row should be similar - meaning in the 1st row should be planted the trees which can be harvested mid-June to mid-July etc...

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