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Permaculture Design Report
A Proposal to: Insert Client’s Name and Address
Certified Permaculture Designer
123 Any Street East
Your town, Ontario, H0H 0H0
Table of Contents
General Description of Property. 3
Proposed Budget 7
Limits of This Report 7
Land Use. 9
Potential activities: 9
Map of Property. 10
Satellite View of Property. 10
Drawing of Proposed Changes. 11
Plans of Utilities. 12
Layout of Zones. 13
Plant List 15
Resource List 17
Relevant Studies. 17
Fire Risk Assessment Form.. 19
Elevation: meters above sea level http://www.daftlogic.com/sandbox-google-maps-find-altitude.htm
Property Size: hectares http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-area-calculator-tool.htm or when walking with a cell phone
Figure 1 Your property is in the Humid Continental Climate Zone of Canada
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Climate Zone: http://www.worldclimate.com/
Temperature Range: - °C to + °C https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate
Plant Hardiness Zone: http://atlas.agr.gc.ca/agmaf/index_eng.html#context=phz-zrp_en.xml&extent=-6841059.6077689,-1096223.663309,7368821.6077689,4265995.663309&layers=place37M,place25M,place15M,place5M,place1M,place500K,place250K;rivers25M,rivers15M,rivers5M,rivers1M,rivers500K,lakes37M,lakes25M,lakes15M,lakes5M,lakes1M,lakes500K,Roads25M,Roads15M,Roads5M,Roads1M,Roads500K,ferry500K,bndy5-37M,bndy1M,BndyLn1-5M;PlantHardinessZone2000;
Average Precipitation: mm./yr. http://www.ontarioweather.com/analysis/archives.asp
Available Rain Catchment: http://www.lenntech.com/calculators/rain/rainfall-precipitation.htm
Prevailing Wind Direction: http://www.windatlas.ca/en/download.php
Average Wind Speed: km./hr. http://www.lio.ontario.ca/imf-ows/imf.jsp?site=renew_en
Distance from Atlantic Ocean: http://www.worldatlas.com/travelaids/travelaids.htm
Figure 2 Humid Continental Climate Zone is lightest blue
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Climate Analogues: http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/climate.htm
We can adapt designs that work well in the following towns near the same latitude as Hamilton (N 43°) and are also in a Humid Continental Climate Zone (Dfa):
Access: The City of Hamilton has a one-meter easement on the north border of the property.
Summary of Fire Risk:
See the Fire Risk Assessment Form in the Appendix for details.
Solar Aspect: http://www.sunearthtools.com/dp/tools/pos_earth.php
Worst Weather Events:
We try to ensure safety by designing the property to withstand the worst weather events on the public record. They are:
· Worst flooding: August 2011, when 47.4 mm of rain fell in one hour. The heaviest rainfall in one day was 107 mm in 1995.
· Heaviest snowfall in one day: 64 cm (~25 inches) in 1978. Lake-effect produces 12 cm (~50 inches) of snow some winters.
· An F1 tornado occurred in Hamilton in November 2005. The previous maximum hourly wind speed was 61 km/hr. in 1974.
The mutually agreed-upon instructions for this job are to:
This offer is valid until 12 August 2013. The boundary lines of the property are based on the survey conducted by Horace Schmidlapp Surveyors in 1979. Earthworks on the site are contingent upon the availabilty of equipment and staff from Acme Earthmoving Company Ltd. On-going maintenance will be provided by XYZ Company.
E.g., “steep eroding slopes for forestry” or “swampy lowland suited to chinampa”.
Water sources and control:
Potential farmlink and commonwork:
Unique existing resources: (E.g., gravels, clean water, young forests).
Figure 3 Click to see the video
Used wooden pallets are readily available for free. The proposed 250-square foot ‘Pallet House’ requires 100 recycled pallets. It can be held together with either nails or twist ties. This tiny house can be constructed by five people using hand tools in less than one week. Pictured is the model built for Prince Charles’ Royal Gardens, winner of the 2010 Earth Awards. This will be the view from the north end. The south end will sport an $1,800 greenhouse for year-round vegetable production. Design plans by New York architects Susan Wines and Azin Valy cost $75. They originally designed the house for refugees in Kosovo, which has a very similar Humid Continental Climate to Hamilton’s, ranging from -10°C in winter to +30°C in summer. The rainfall of Kosovo is also similar to Hamilton’s, ranging from 600 mm to 1,300 mm. This house can accommodate four or five people. It features a sleeping loft, dining room, kitchen, and living room. In Milan, Italy, this tiny house cost $3,000 after insulation, cladding, furniture, and solar panels were added.
Figure 4 Click to go to Web site
Canadian Red Bud
Siberian Mammoth Sunflower
Vines and Climbers
Maypop (American Passionflower)
Chinese Water Chestnut
The Farming and Food Production Protection Act (FFPPA) and Nuisance Complaints http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/05-013.htm
Seed Saving Instructions
Insurance for Producers of Natural Products
3. United States Department of Agriculture, Composting Dog Waste, Palmer, Alaska, December 2005.
Date of Assessment:
People or Animals Affected