Hello experts, I am just beginning to learn about permaculture design, which was motivated by reading about and watching a few Geoff Lawton's videos. I recently purchased a neglected old 17 acre farmstead in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA which was a lifetime dream of mine. My goal for the property is a permaculture design, but I am struggling with the ground works aspects of design. The property has some grade to it, but overall I love the layout of the property. To the north (northern hemisphere), I am protected by forest and the approach to a mountain, and to the south, I have good southern exposure to the house and pasture (6 acre), and a good east to west sun tract. Not sure where to start on swale layout? I have some natural valley's that could become ponds with some clearing and earthworks. Also, the pasture looks like a good place to have some swales. Any advice, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Michael I have added a topo map and google picture of property to get an idea of property layout.