Earthworks design and implementation is central to restoring abundance to communities
Permaculture’s potential to transform degraded landscapes to sustainable food-producing systems in the developing world is enormous. The ability of the land to capture and store rainwater is central to this approach.
It is not uncommon to lose 90% of precious rainfall by having it simply run off the land – a situation that is being intensified by climate change around the globe.
We teach communities how to apply simple earthwork techniques and strategies to:
Harvest and store water in the soil
Restore the lands capacity to rehydrate
Increase ground cover and biomass
Reduce loss of topsoil and the silting of rivers
Decrease the risk of flooding and fire
Edge5 has experience and specialist skills across a wide range of climates and topographies to restore the land’s natural capacity to store water and secure long-term abundance for communities.