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Martin Homestead - USA

Country: 

USA

Site type: 

Homestead

Site function: 

Size:

10 acres

Elevation: 

1083 ft

Annual Precipitation:

21 inches

Climate:

Dfb - Warm-summer humid continental climate

Biome: 

Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Bioregion: 

Northern Great Lakes Forests Bioregion

Dana Martin wanted to create I self-sustaining food production system on their 10 acres of the North Dakota Prairie. South was designed an integrated horticultural system to reduce labour and increase the diversity of harvest to the family.


Previously Dana’s uncle and planted a wide windbreak around the homestead area. Within this protected space was a gentle slope allowing for runoff from the house and landscape to be collected in ponds and swales. A family of four with young children supply an ample amount of water to the immediate trees and shrubs from the laundry room and showers.

  • Gray water systems recycle household water to the landscape. 

  • The rooflines of the house, garage, and barn supply water to the outer landscape of fruiting trees and shrubs.

  • Water tanks in the greenhouse are used for storage and moderating the temperature during cold days.

  • Within this homestead, the landscape is room for large gardens, orchards, a vineyard, and rotational grazing for small livestock.

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Daniel Halsey

DANIEL HALSEY

Founder and Head of Design & Education

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