Nashville Suburbs Permaculture Design ← Spiral Ridge Permaculture

Nashville Suburbs Permaculture Design 5

Spiral Ridge Permaculture was asked to design a suburban backyard permaculture site in Brentwood, TN. This quarter acre site integrates chickens, rabbits, annual raised beds, a butterfly garden, a beneficial flower border, rainwater collection, an herb spiral, a japanese pond garden, compost, extensive swale system, a bog garden and an edible forest garden filled with several polycultures. This is one of the first permaculture designed sites in Nashville. The design emerged from the holistic spiral design process. You can see more at Enjoy the design and the master plan.

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5 thoughts on “Nashville Suburbs Permaculture Design

  1. Matthew May 28, 2012 11:42 am

    Hey Cliff, this design looks great, I love the artistic nature of it. Great work!

  2. Alvin Mites May 31, 2012 7:57 pm

    Hey Guys — great job both in getting the attention of what I’m assuming is a municipal contract near Nashville and in the design itself. Hope your lives continue to flourish.

  3. christine cuomo Aug 4, 2012 6:40 am

    good morning, my name is Christine and have worked in gardens in Nashville for three years, attained a master gardener certificate during that time, changed jobs and now work in “landscaping” which I hate but the pay is so much better. My question is if you would be having any permaculture classes, workshops like on weekends, ones that would be more affordable. Also, what would be the best way to learn more about permaculture?
    Currently, I have three raised beds, elderberries, native plums, figs, blueberries, blackberries, this year I have an herb garden, with some comfrey for the compost and my rabbit. I have four hens that keep everything lush, two compost piles, Ive used little cover crops and also have a small worm farm, which I am debating to let them free range………my goals currently are to increase my soil health as best can, I am struggling with watering issues. I have tried chapman bucket system which really hasn’t worked that well, dont really know what Im doing wrong and have no one to bounce questions off of. right now I have soaker hose and that even doesnt seem to work too well. I have one rain barrel, I want more tough. I have my strawberries irrigated with the rain barrel, however, that is now dry. My yard is filled with some grass, evening primrose, roses (not for long with the rose rosette disease), three comfrey plants, the beds, fruits various wild flowers and herbs. I am trying but want to learn so much more but don’t know where to go and what is cost effective to me and that I have time to do, I also have three boys to take care of.
    Any guidance I would seriously appreciate.

    Thanks so much.
    Christine Cuomo

    • admin Aug 6, 2012 2:19 pm

      It is great to hear from you. We have had a lot of interest in having another weekend permaculture course. We are looking to have another in the early spring of 2013. Please email us and we can add you to our seasonal newsletter.
      Your garden sounds great. Please read Gaia’s Garden. This is a great start.

  4. Theresa Kennedy Aug 6, 2012 2:28 am

    Great design Cliff. I am looking forward to seeing more permaculture designs in Nashville’s landscapes.

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