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Portugal – Geres eco-house (2014)

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Edible landscaping for an eco-tourism house in the Geres Mountains, including three gardens.  The design pictured (for the back garden) integrates existing trees (citrus, olive, apple, pear, peach) with new plantings (mulberry as centre-piece, wind-breaks, nitrogen fixers, etc) in a food forest structure, with water capture and passive irrigation provided by swales connected to a tap drawing on perpetually available stream water. This garden provides a secluded and protected place to relax (with an outdoor bed!), in contrast to the sun-maximising swimming pool area.

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