Re: [fukuoka_farming] swales in French ?
- My big dictionary doesn't tell me what a SWALE is.
Is there a French word for swale ?
c'est juste une tranchee creusee dans la terre parrallele aux courbes de
niveau ou avec une pente tres douce pour retenir l'eau de surface courant
sur la pente .ces tranchees peuvent etre connectees pour distribuer l'eau
tout le long de la pente .l'eau venant du haut s'accumule dans ce fosse et
doucement infiltre la terre
- 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.