Permaculture Tips: Earthworks – How to Build a Swale Using Only a Bulldozer

Sometimes due to time, availability, or financial restrictions a bulldozer is the only machine that can be utilized for earthworks. With proper thought out direction and oversight it can be used as a very clever carving machine for creating swales. In this permaculture tip of the day Nicholas Burtner walks us through how to build a large swale using only a bulldozer. Remember if in a place where you have a good layer of top soil – scrape that off and move it to the side first.

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