Ulmuthen , Algeria , circa 2013 A.C. There was a creek and some fruit trees in the remote mountains of Algeria, with nobody around to take care of them. Then one day, Neil and Lora came along.
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There was a creek and some fruit trees in the remote mountains of Algeria, with nobody around to take care of them..
And first built a littleDome, to put theirtools and equipment in whilst working on their land
‘Swale’ design! And we think that’s just SWALE
The Trees already hanging in there for the last few decades were happy to see them..Almond trees said Marhaban!
they are such a delight!
Especially in this region...
They set to work and built Swales, Hugels, Ponds, a Super Adobe Cisternand Guilds around those existing old trees
Property is located in the Ulmuthen, Algeria.
Full Climatic Information is available on-line:
Long/Lat. -- 41°XXXX N / 80°XXXXXW
Rainfall is approximately 20”
Dominant Wind Directions are from the South West to North East: All data available here
done 40 years ago.
•Holding Water On the Land
o Build Fertility
o Support Rapid Growth of Plants
O Use locally available, easily propagated plants
OShow how one tree in a small courtyard or garden can support a guild of useful plants
O Build Relationships with Local People
o Involve family in creating the space
OCreate monthly celebrations and share food and ideas
“If you wish to build something quickly… build it yourself. If you wish to build something lasting… build it with others.”
~ Ancient Proverb