Permaculture Explorations

StellaLou Farm is host to a series of land interventions and collaborations which are designed with a permaculture foundation, an artistic leaning, and experimental tendencies. Explore these projects with us digitally and on-site! 

Chicken Food Forest

Four puddles of plantings, which provide food and cover for the StellaLou Farm flock, surround the chicken coop. 
 

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Windbreak

The windbreak is a transition space where there is a mix of both unhealthy, dying trees suffocated by invasives and new plantings of native trees and understory species.

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Dry Creek

A curving, flowing, downward guiding path of rocks that directs the flow of water and protects the land from erosion. 

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Floating Islands

Four bamboo floats growing into living islands floating on the duck pond, adds native aquatic plants to oxygenate the water and utilize excess nutrients.

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Wildlife Corridor

A large swath of a grass field that is in transition from mowed grass to a native wildflower planting. These arcs provide passage, shelter, and food for wildlife.

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Orchard

The permaculture inspired fruit orchard demonstrates a slow transition from grass and invasive weeds to edible landscape.

Honey Hedge

The honey hedge creates delineation between spaces, and feeds the StellaLou honeybees and attracts more species of pollinators.

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Meadow

The meadow is a patch of field that is in transition from a mowed grass field to a lush, unmowed planting of trees, grasses, and flowers.

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Bee Break

The dense bee break planting influences the movement of StellaLou Farm honeybees up and over a perennial garden area in front of the apiary.

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428 Leaman Rd, Cochranville, PA 19330