Swales are part of a typical permiculture large scale water collection system. Just to add, there's no reason you couldn't use river rock to fill in your Swales. Cover with landscape fabric and soil, you can direct your water like a plumber without ev
Herbs as Cash Crops. food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries import millions of dollars worth of herbs/botanicals from other countries that could be grown on struggling farms in our own country. It might be time to start farming "weeds"!