So the ultimate goal is to eventually obtain a minimum of 30acres and develop something that could be comparable to zaytuna. I have large dreams and being that I'm 23 I'm sure I have plenty of time to get there. But theres no reason to start now. This project is taking place in the backyard of my girlfriend's parent's house. Her parents aren't really in to permaculture nor do they really know much about it so they requested that a majority of the lawn stays (at least for now). So when I first started learning about permaculture it was hard not to just go out and try everything immediately and see how it worked. Now my girlfriend and I have gotten to the point where we realize we need to sit down and plan and prepare everything in order to ensure we maximize our efforts. With that being said we are planning on a Feb start date ( we are in us zone10b which I believe is similar to Aus zone 4). We want to plant Tomatos, Yellow of Parma Onions, Danver Carrots, Bell Peppers, Jalepenos, Santa fe Grande pepper, Bulgarian carrot pepper, Tomatillos, Corn , Purple Podded Beans, and Watermelon. We will be companion planting herbs with the above mentioned as well. Our soil is going to be sent in to get a more accurate test of its composition but based on jar tests it would appear we have a loamy soil. We are taking the time until Feb to add as much organic matter to the soil as well as building some new beds. We are also going to be harvesting the rainwater to use during the hotter summer months to reduce the amount of city water consumed. I am attaching some pictures with some descriptions. Definitely will be updating this as we continue. I LOVE FEEDBACK. I don't think it is possible to learn too much and I am really looking forward to hearing any advice and comments you all may have. There was some flooding going on in to her parent's sheds so I dug down a little. The blue represents the water overflow that accumulates by the planter and drains in to a 2ft hole where it can absorb in to the ground next to one of our raised garden beds. We have planted shade loving seeds on the left side near the cement raised bed and to the right is the raised bed planted with dutch white clover, calendula, globe amaranth, sweet alyssum, and a seed mix pack. The black boxes represent Hugel beds we will be making the bottom two boxes will be about 4 ft wide and 7ft long the top box will be about 7ft wide and 3 ft long.This is where we are planning on planting the majority of our tomato, tomatillo, onion and carrots. The red box which doesn't represent the full bed is about 1.5 ft wide and 15 long and will be the home for the corn and beans (I wanted to do a three sisters garden but I'm not sure it will work with the space available so I was planning on just mulching rather than planting a squash. The corner of the back raised bed will hole the watermelon so it can thrive when the temp gets hotter with the thermal mass of the walls. The remainder of the bed will be planted with flowers and herbs that will attract beneficial insects and pollinators. You can also see the first raised bed we have the dutch clover is really taking off on the left side and you can see some of our newly planted seeds that are sprouting. The peppers will be planted in that bed with companion herbs. So there we go for now. Hope you all enjoy this little escapade.