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Permaculture Design Report

 

A Proposal to: Insert Client’s Name and Address

 

 

 

 

Joe Schmoe

Certified Permaculture Designer

123 Any Street East

Your town, Ontario, H0H 0H0

905-123-4567 yourname@gmail.com

Table of Contents

General Description of Property. 3

Scope. 7

Proposed Budget 7

Limits of This Report 7

Areas: 8

Themes: 8

Land Use. 9

Potential activities: 9

Appendix. 10

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

Photos. 18

Fire Risk Assessment Form.. 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Description of Property

 

Street Address:

City:

Province:

Postal Code:

Country:

 

Latitude:  http://www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com/

Longitude:

 

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

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vistechprojects.planimeter&feature=apps_topselling_paid

 

Topography:  http://geogratis.gc.ca/geogratis/search?lang=en

 

 

Figure 1  Your property is in the Humid Continental Climate Zone of Canada

Insert Map Here

 

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

Insert Climate Map here

 

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):

 

Town

Region

Country

Bilbao

Basque

Spain

Bishkek

Chuy

Kyrgyzstan

Maslarevo

Veliko Turnovo

Bulgaria

Mieres

Asturias

Spain

Primorsky Krai

Vladivostok

Russia

Sapporo

Hokkaido

Japan

St-Cyr

Marseilles

France

Xianjiang

Autonomous

China

 

 

Soil Type:  http://soils.usda.gov/use/worldsoils/mapindex/

Soil Erosion:  http://soils.usda.gov/use/worldsoils/mapindex/landqual.html and http://soils.usda.gov/use/worldsoils/mapindex/stresses.html

 

Fencing:

 

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.

 

Water Source:

 

Slope:  ° http://www.cityoflakeway.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/593

 

Solar Aspect:  http://www.sunearthtools.com/dp/tools/pos_earth.php

 

Energy Supply:

Nearest Market:  http://www.daftlogic.com/projects-google-maps-distance-calculator.htm verify with http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/distance.html or http://calculate-distance.com/

 

Human Resources:

 

Available Capital:

 

Wildlife:

 

Pests:

 

Worst Weather Events:

http://climate.weather.gc.ca/index_e.html

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.

 

Scope

The mutually agreed-upon instructions for this job are to:

 

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Proposed Budget

 

 

Limits of This Report

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.

 

 

 Areas:

E.g., “steep eroding slopes for forestry” or “swampy lowland suited to chinampa”.

 

Themes:

Access:

 

Roading:

 

Fencing:

 

Soil treatment:

 

Specific crop:

 

Forage system:

 

Water sources and control:

 

Potential farmlink and commonwork:

 

Trust management:

 

Village development:

 

Unique existing resources: (E.g., gravels, clean water, young forests).

 

 

Land Use

 

Potential species:

http://www.pfaf.org/user/plantsearch.aspx or http://www.ibiblio.org/pfaf/D_search.html

 

Potential activities:

 

·       Teaching:

 

·       Accommodation:

 

Appendix

 

Map of Property

https://maps.google.ca/

 

 

 

Satellite View of Property

 

 

 

Contour Map of Property

 

Drawing of Proposed Changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plans for Tiny House

Figure 3 Click to see the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M2j5SIPC6U

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.

Plans of Utilities

 

Figure 4 Click to go to Web site

http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com/

 

Layout of Zones

 

Plant List

 

Overstory Plants

Understory Plants

Canadian Red Bud

Blueberry

Mulberry

Red Raspberry

Elderberry

Apothecary Rose

Sweet Cherry

Siberian Mammoth Sunflower

Willow

Giant Hollyhock

Wisteria

Peony

Catalpa

Evening Primrose

Hydrangea

Purple Shoo-fly

 

Vines and Climbers

Grape

Maypop (American Passionflower)

English Ivy

Virginia Creeper

 

 

In-ground Crops

Water Crops

Salsify

Water Hyacinth

Potatoes

Parrotfeather

Horseradish

Chinese Water Chestnut

Daikon Radish

 

 

 

Resource List

 

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

http://howtosaveseeds.com/

 

Insurance for Producers of Natural Products

https://wfis.wellsfargo.com/ProductServices/A%20to%20Z/Natural%20and%20Herbal%20Product%20Liability%20Insurance/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.products-liability-insurance.com/?gclid=COjXwK-1yIsCFR0yhgodSHo6_Q

 

Relevant Studies

 

  1. J. Latham and T. Moffat, Determination of variation in food cost and availability in two socioeconomically contrasting neighbourhoods of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Health & Place, Issue 13 (2007) pages 273 – 287.
  2. Alexandra Heinegg et al, Soil Contamination and Urban Agriculture: A practical guide to soil contamination issues for individuals and groups, McGill University School of Environment, Montreal, Québec, 2002.

3.        United States Department of Agriculture, Composting Dog Waste, Palmer, Alaska, December 2005.

 

Photos

Fire Risk Assessment Form

Client’s Name:

 

Property Address:

Assessor’s Name:  

Date of Assessment:

Hazard

People or Animals Affected

Existing Controls

Action Required

Level of

Urgency

Date

Hazard

Corrected

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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