Keyline design is a landscaping technique that maximizes the beneficial use of the water resources of a tract of land. The “keyline” denominates a specific topographic feature related to the natural flow of water on the tract. Keyline planning uses a system of principles and techniques for developing rural and urban landscapes to optimize use of their water resources.
This event will include a discussion of how Keith uses Keyline Planning to enhance the farm’s silvopasture system and rotational grazing practices. Porch View Farm takes a holistic approach to production: trees, animals, and forages are integrated as a whole system, rather than separate pieces.
As Keith describes it, “I wanted to create a ‘Garden of Eden’ bursting with life – a place that was profitable as a business, supplied us with healthy food and supported all of the natural ecology.”
This event is free, but we ask you consider making a $10 donation to cover associated organizing costs. This event is organized by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.