The Steyns are moving towards a healthier lifestyle and had decided to let us loose in their backyard. They wanted the whole family to be involved and benefit from the project. We helped them pick this sunny spot in the northeastern corner of their property in Pretoria.
For this system we decided to go with a Mandala design. The circular form reminds of the circle of life.
By placing fruit trees on the periphery one is able to create shady areas where one needs them. Strong smelling plants on the edges deter insects that could become problematic.
Implementation is one thing; natural systems take time to mature before elements all come into balance.