Regrarian Farm Design Process Example

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  1. permaculture.biz

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    G'day,

    Following is a link to a farm design development process that we have developed based on a project we recently developed for a commercial primary producer in the Clare Valley region of South Australia:

    https://www.heenandoherty.com/farm-design-process

    Time taken to complete this design was around 12 hours (@AUD$132/hour)

    Thanks and all the best,
     
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    Great process Darren!

    One thing I found out is that by using Google SketchUp, I could generate contour lines for a given block from Google Earth's GIS data using this process:

    [video=youtube;3DSmo_dLAmM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DSmo_dLAmM[/video]

    Even further, you can alter the terrain to a new design by this tutorial:

    https://www.arch.virginia.edu/computing/training/online/faculty/stiles/pages/sketchup%20new/sketchup%207_sandbox%20tools.html

    I've been learning to put in the features of my place via SketchUp but was stymied by the "flat land" restriction until I found these processes.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Ohhhh Kayyyy. Terribly sorry, but ...

    Just came back to review the tutorials I posted earlier and discovered .... those aren't the tutorials I though they were! (Although they are relevant).

    Sooooo.

    Here's the video on how to generate contour lines in Sketchup using Google Earth terrain:

    [video=youtube;y4J9sWEZR6E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4J9sWEZR6E[/video]

    And here's the little tutorial on how to copy and paste an array of planes with a spacing to your desires (to generate the contour lines).

    https://support.google.com/sketchup/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=94867


    And finally, here's my place with Google Earth terrain turned on and the resultant contour lines at 2' vertical intervals (it's 21 acres for reference):

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    This is actually a 3D model in Sketchup and you can move around it to visualize your property's slopes.
    (edit: I notice that I must be logged in to the forums to see the pic of our place.)
     

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