Permaculture Site Planning

February 25, 2016

This page introduces an overview of some of the Permaculture plans developed by Alam Santi and its partner Elemental Permaculture for the Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood in Bali. Permaculture is about working with rather than against nature. Here is some examples of how Alam Santi  can help you to achieve this principle in a development context. 

  • Border Vegetative Buffers

  • River setbacks Vegetative Buffers

  • Green-scaping and Pathways Setbacks

  • The wetland conservation area

  • Passive Design is covered in more detail here

  • Water Management is covered in more detail here

  • Black and Grey Water Treatment covered in more detail here

For more complete information about the neighborhood's related plans please feel free to download this detailed document 'Taman Petanu Permaculture Notes' and see the following for an introduction to some of the strategy's components.


Property Borders and Vegetation Buffer Zone

A green buffer area is situated along the entire boundary to the entrance of the property. The width of the buffer is between 5 and 10 meters, densely planted with trees, shrubs, grasses and reeds. Micro swales run along appropriate areas of the buffer area toward the high side that run at 1:300 toward a filtration pond at the top of the Wetlands Conservation Area. 




These buffers will help to:

  • Filter out chemicals from surrounding rice fields, create privacy and area delineations, support productive useful plants

  • Contamination uptake from gravity fed leaching of potential harmful chemicals from the tip site and rice farming above the property

  • Erosion control

  • Privacy barrier from whatever may develop above the property

  • Productive nutrient and toxin purifying plants incorporated into the species mix along with other useful plants for multiple functions

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