Case Study 1: My Garden
This page contains:
1. Analysis Conclusions
2. Shade and Sector analysis Map
3. Relationship Web
4. SWOC analysis
Analysis Conclusions: My Garden
1. The site is well-suited to growing zone 1 type fruit and vegetables due to proximity to house and microclimate: Sector Analysis; SWOC
2. Microclimates less suited to growing could be better utilised by re-locating existing elements, for example by moving the composting under the north facing wall and the shed into a windy area: Sector Analysis; SWOC
3. Energy efficiency can be incorporated into the site by linking up the greenhouse with the chickens to minimise the distance covered in daily trips, and by moving the composters nearer the kitchen: Relationship Web
4. Potential for passive solar gain for the house and to create an excellent microlimate by attaching a greenhouse to the south-facing wall: SWOC
SWOC Analysis: My Garden
All land is close to house - within 4 metres
Much land is south facing
Several large containers already acquired
Lack of soil:
- North and east land is concrete and very expensive and time consuming to remove.
- South facing land is patio and grass, underneath which is concrete
Limited growing space due to overall size available and the need to provide for access to neighbours and clients of Yourspace
Long south facing wall and sheltered microclimate presents ideal growinf space.
Budget for buildings presents opportunity to establish a greenhouse and a large shed
Bob and Sarah are intending to move within 5 years and therefore not willing to spend large amounts of time and money changing the land, or planting for long term gains.
Limited time available to implement designs due to full time job and other permaculture / community projects.