Earthworks on the Farm by Beth De Bona

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We’re excited about this great write up by Times-News correspondent Beth De Bona on our work at Living Web Farms!

“After a heavy rainfall, the gush of water flowing along the new channel at Living Web Farms is what you’d expect after a good deluge, according to John Nelson.

Nelson, who designs and installs permaculture systems, is in the process of completing a large installation of earthworks at Living Web’s Grandview Farm in Mills River. The system will help the demonstration farm better utilize rainwater for use in growing food, maintaining livestock and creating species diversity.

“Rainwater is the only water we can really work with — if we can hold the water and slow it down, you have the opportunity to recharge the aquifer,” said Nelson.

At its core a design system, permaculture encourages finding patterns, navigating problems and seizing opportunities.”    Read the full article