top terrace; terraces are often overlooked as water harvesting structures however they allow water to slow and soak in. The rocks provide habitat for predators. #catchandstore #terraces #waterharvesting

terraces are often overlooked as water harvesting structures however they allow water to slow and soak in. The rocks provide habitat for predators.

swale with agpipe in it for grey water to pass along #swale #catchandstore #humanure

swale with agpipe in it for grey water to pass along

swale being covered over with paper and mulch - quite satisfying!

swale being covered over with paper and mulch - quite satisfying!

adding sawdust to paths in old kitchen garden - these paths zig zag just off contour from top to bottom to soak in water and runoff from hard surfaces above the garden. This includes water passing through several animal systems in wet times (with nutrient load) #swales #contourpaths #swalepaths #catchandstore

Sugarloaf Permaculture in Stanthorpe, Queensland - a Permaculture homestead site committed to caring for the Earth and educating about all things Permaculture.

New water tank installed with rain garden around it - Sugarloaf Permaculture  #watertank #drinkingwater #raingarden #rainwaterharvesting #rainwater

New water tank installed with rain garden around it - Sugarloaf Permaculture

header tank up the hill. Tank was bought from the tip and repaired. Water is pumped up by electric pump when the sun is shining. Enough pressure for good shower! #gravitywater #headertank #tankrepair

header tank up the hill. Tank was bought from the tip and repaired. Water is pumped up by electric pump when the sun is shining. Enough pressure for good shower!

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