Permaculture earthwork

Intelligent land management for sustainable water, soil & growing systems.
Working hard to provide resources for the growing permaculture community!
Here is one of the projects to demonstrate the possibilities to provide productive living environments.

Design Surveying and property mapping of Kinsale College

Permaculture Design Surveying and digital property mapping of Kinsale College

Surveying we can ensure accurate site setting out of property, buildings, roads, drainage and groundwork vegetation.

Using all the latest modelling and processing software we can deliver, teaching our surveys in digital formats that are specific to our clients requirement.

We are a team of experienced and trusted land surveyors working in the civil engineering and land surveying as
Property Services/Permaculture Designer & Teachers.

Complete property survey Take 3-5 days include digital format using SketchUp 2017 program

Arthur Project

Initiated by Hervé Coves and a few contributors in the French region of Corrèze, ARTHUR project aims to encourage humans to observe their surroundings as well as to connect different perceptions of a place to each other, so that links beween different factors that do not seem to be related can be found.

Technically, all it takes is to gather farmers (or anyone willing to participate) who are interested in a certain topic to list all the elements that appear to them as influencing factors for the topic they choose, and that could be measurable with simple material. If for example the topic is soil fertility then one could think of the depth of the layer of organic matter, the abundance of insects, of nettles, sun exposure, humidity… It can also include subjective or unprecise factors such as the beauty of the zone, presence of a yellow flower…

The idea is then that each participant goes back to his land and picks two zones to be compared with each other in terms of the listed factors. Extra elements can be added to the list as one is observing the land.

The written observations are then gathered and processed through an algorithm that results in a “dendrogram”, which is a graphic representation of the statistic links between all keywords used.

Interpreting the dendrogram allows to see connections between different observed elements, and can allow for a new comprehention of what’s the favourite situation for a plant to grow, what’s the ideal scenario for a parasite to invade and so many more hints towards how to interact with a place so that it can be at its best.

For example, one of the applications of the Arthur process was in the south of France, where there was a huge invasion of the parasitic fly Drosophilla suzukii which was a massacre of all fruit production. By using Arthur, the growers fond out that the presence of nettles impeded the profliferation of the parasitic fly, and a bit of online research showed, in summary, that nettles host a special kind of aphids in which a special kind of wasps lay eggs, and the wasps scare the flies who then stop being a threat for fruit production.
These growers the decided to grow nettles and rye (which hosts the same kind of aphid as nettles) close to their fruit bushes, and 7 out of 8 farms were consequently not threatened by Drosophilla suzukii anymore.

Arthur project is currently run under the form of experiments among growers/farmers/curious people willing to participate, as well as workshops in PDC and agricultural courses. It has not come to Ireland yet but everything is possible !

Contact me if you want more information of if you’d like to participate ! 🙂

Jane’s Garden

This design is about bringing more wildlife and beauty to Jane Forrester’s garden in Enniskeane, while creating a resilient and low maintenance environment.

As she lives peacefully her 78th year on Earth on a half-acre land where where she occasionally still crafts tableware in her pottery workshop,, Jane finds it every time more time-consuming and vain to spend such a big part of her time on cutting that annoying grass.that stifles her yummy vegetables. She wants to wake up to the song of the birds, contemplate colorful flowers and trees, and grow edible plants without too much effort.

The design as thought by István Márkuly basically consists in turning everything inside out for a resilient and auto–regenerative landscape to emerge :

On the highest section of the garden, a pond couple with low-maintenance aquaculture will be the center for fertility in the land : as nutrients accumulate in the pond and leach into the ground, the flow will be regulated by swales which fit the existing shape of the land and allow a slow circulation of nutrients through the soil for them to be the most taken advantage of by the trees.

Also on most of the garden area, the soil will be turned inside-out for a depth of 30-cm, under which chipped wood branches currently stacked at the back of the place will be laid down. Trees will be densely planted on this surface, ans as they establish their roots to feed from the deepest layers of the soil,wild flower seeds will turn the place into a highly colorful meadow until the trees get old enough to make the ecosystem turn into a woodland.

Some of the trees will aim to be harvested for their fruit, as some already existing artichoke plants who actually enjoy woodland environments will keep on growing there.

All of the annual vegetables will be grown closer to the cottage together with a herb garden, making it easier for for Jane to take care of them, and the current vegetable garden will be turned into a nursery with perennial beds. We already covered most of the surface with cardboard to stifle the grass so that we can soon delimitate the growing beds and create paths;

We start the heavy work next Tuesday (20/03) with the digger and all of the big tools, and a community tree planting is set up for next Friday (23/03) from 11 AM to 2 PM, you are welcome to join if you wish to give a hand ! 🙂

Permaculture Design Consultancy, Site Survey

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Char Coal

Charcoal has been made by various methods. The traditional method in Britain used a clamp. This is essentially a pile of wooden logs (e.g. seasoned oak) leaning against a chimney (logs are placed in a circle). The chimney consists of 4 wooden stakes held up by some rope. The logs are completely covered with soil and straw allowing no air to enter. It must be lit by introducing some burning fuel into the chimney; the logs burn very slowly and transform into charcoal in a period of 5 days’ burning. If the soil covering gets torn (cracked) by the fire, additional soil is placed on the cracks. Once the burn is complete, the chimney is plugged to prevent air from entering.[3] The true art of this production method is in managing the sufficient generation of heat (by combusting part of the wood material), and its transfer to wood parts in the process of being carbonised. A strong disadvantage of this production method is the huge amount of emissions that are harmful to human health and the environment (emissions of unburnt methane).[4] As a result of the partial combustion of wood material, the efficiency of the traditional method is low.

Modern methods employ retorting technology, in which process heat is recovered from, and solely provided by, the combustion of gas released during carbonisation. (Illustration:[5]). Yields of retorting are considerably higher than those of kilning, and may reach 35%-40%.

The properties of the charcoal produced depend on the material charred. The charring temperature is also important. Charcoal contains varying amounts of hydrogen and oxygen as well as ash and other impurities that, together with the structure, determine the properties. The approximate composition of charcoal for gunpowders is sometimes empirically described as C7H4O. To obtain a coal with high purity, source material should be free of non-volatile compounds.

Clonakilty Community Garden

The Clonakilty Community Garden is a social innovation and education space, where knowledge and resources are shared for food growing, community integration and social inclusion. The project has been in existence for 3 years, and has developed from a green field site to a mature garden and social space at the centre of Clonakilty. This project is to develop the garden further to create a Community Sustainable Innovation Hub which will demonstrate best-practice in smart natural food production, sustainable energy, biodiversity, soil protection and water conservation.