Never worry, Jean-Claude! My love of trees means they are an
integral part of all landscaping, growing on my property. I plan all
beds around trees here....except....
In this one case with the swales I dug.....I didn't have any trees
nearby. I am hoping to correct that by adding at least one tree
where the swales exist. In a dryland setting such as Texas it is
imperative to me to have trees. My orchard is on the slope of this
hill. I need to add some trees with larger canopies there to help
them, though. I hadn't come to this information when I had planted
them. I didn't know of either Fukuoka then, nor Permaculture.
The way I learned of Fukuoka at all was when I posted something I had
begun doing that was yielding a great success for me. Someone on
that list mentioned that what I had done was just as Fukuoka said to
do in his books....and mentioned this list group. I learned of
Permaculture after that. The Man Who Farms Water URL sent here was
the inspiration for my swales.....not Permaculture which I learned
I am a seeker who does things on my own and seems to have come to the
same ideas along the way as Fukuoka in some instances. I am still
learning...as are we all all the days of our lives.