North American Site Assessment and Design
USA: Minnesota, Texas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, California, Oregon, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Idaho, Ontario Costa Rica: Turrialba, La Fortuna
Current International Consulting & Projects:
Ecological Restoration Camp Spain
AFENBO Village Design Haiti
Deing's Demonstration Farm Senegal
Fleri Farm Restoration Haiti
Mubaraka Farm Saudi Arabia Ecosystem Restoration Sanai Penninsula Hope Foundation South Africa Fumba Town Zanzibar
SouthWoods is located in the Spring Lake watershed and is a rich fertile island surrounded by wetlands. The permaculture principals are an integral part of every system at SouthWoods. They guide the decisions, enrich the soil , conserve and collect natural resources, build flora and fauna diversityy, and ensure the sustained capacity of the residents. SouthWoods is a living lab of design, plant systems and research.
In 2006 during the summer solstice, Geoff and Nadia Lawton of PRI Australia visited our homestead for a workshop for PRI/Cold Climate. More images can be seen at the 2006 blog (contact us page). Geoff helped us refine the berm and swale design. Nadia introduced us to some of our native plants that also grow in Jordan. Back for a visit in 2014, Geoff, Nadia, and family visited SouthWoods and six other sites in the USA to film cold climate strategies. We also celebrated ten years of permaculture at SouthWoods with an all day open house and book launch party for IFG.