Category Archives: Existing Examples

http://www.ridgedalepermaculture.com/blog/keyline-agroforestry-in-mexico

The new look of agriculture. Straight lines and flat fields rarely exist in natural systems. Following the contour lines of a slope not only results in a more productive system, but also an element of beauty that lies hidden in the landscape.

I came across this article on my facebook feed today and was quite impressed.  This ranch in Mexico is a fine example of how good design can be applied across a large landscape, as well as how some creative ingenuity can be used to make some important improvements to a property while keeping costs minimal.  This ranch is based around an existing sugar mill, and thanks to some land managers with an eye for the future, a process has begun to transition the economy of the surrounding town from reliance on a declining sugar export market, to local food resilience that will improve the land and the lives of its people over time.  It is an inspiring read, enjoy.

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