When designing a homestead based on permaculture principles, it’s essential to draw out a few maps before getting started. This process is akin to putting together a puzzle. Dumping out and looking at all the pieces from a bird’s-eye view before putting together the puzzle gives you a vision for your ultimate goal, so your efforts are maximized and the final layout is a low maintenance homestead (or a really awesome puzzle!).
- Amy Stross
Amy is the author of The Suburban Micro-Farm: Modern Solutions for Busy People. She is an avid permaculture gardener, writer, and educator. She has helped to manage an organic farm project and worked as a professional landscape gardener, in addition to transforming her suburban yard into an edible landscape. Her training in permaculture design led her to develop a community food forest at her local university. Amy has reached hundreds of thousands of people with her expertise and adventures in permaculture gardening at TenthAcreFarm.com.
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