Erosion can be a significant challenge for the health of a property and its downstream waterways. Erosion is often connected to surface and subsurface water. Permaculture Artisans has years of experience with erosion control solutions in a variety of settings. Water-harvesting strategies are a foundation for reducing the movement of sediment across a site or through a waterway. In addition to a water-harvesting plan, depending on the challenge at hand, Permaculture Artisans will design a unique erosion control system that may include one or more of the following:
A gabion is a structure placed in a waterway or drainage channel to slow water down while allowing it to flow through. As water slows, sediment drops out behind the gabion keeping it from moving downstream. These are usually made from rock placed in a wire cage but brush versions with stakes can be used as well.