Food Forest: Site Preparation

Wetlands Passage under concrete

When I initially into Orange Grove, I knew that I wanted to slow and sink water in a narrow passage that I saw as an urban food forest. My primary concern was with harvesting water and I had two possible sources: rain harvesting from the roof into containers or tanks and harvesting from rising water…

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Rain Gardens and Patterson Park

How Wetlands Work

I have made no progress in my basement water harvesting project; I am waiting for quotes before I make a final decision on the specific elements that I want on my site. One new idea is to sink a tank into the ground where I wanted the wetland pond to be. It is as though…

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Urban Wetland Water Harvesting and Disposal

Wetlands Passage under concrete

My house is built on a wetland. I was excited by having an additional source of water in my basement so the reality of living on a wetland did not quite penetrate. I moved in in winter so had no idea what summer would be like. This summer has seen great downpours that sometimes flooded…

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