Digging the first swale in 2006.
The garden in August of 2013.
It now includes ducks, chickens, honeybee hives, annual and perennial food crops, 20 fruit trees, berries, grapes, fruit-bearing shrubs, medicinal herbs, dye and cordage plants, 3000 gallons of rainwater catchment, a rainwater-fed pond-to-garden system, a greywater-fed garden (left of the pathway), prolific backyard composting operation and an operating greenhouse built with 95% recycled materials. All on a 6000 square foot lot with a 1200 square foot house and a five minute walk to downtown. Urban Permaculture!