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Swales for Harvesting Water

Geoff Lawton demonstrates what swales do.

Preventing Soil Erosion and Water Contamination on the Farm

A look at what they are doing on a farm in Pennsylvania to retain topsoil and prevent fertilizers, animal waste and pesticides from getting into streams and ending up in Chesapeake Bay.

Some features looked at: swales, creating a non-cultivated space near streams, using vegetation as a buffer…


Vegetated Swales to Control Stormwater

Michael Gladnick and Deborah Seif talk about using vegetative swales to control and direct stormwater and to filter out particles. They are looking at a commercial or academic property not being used for food production, but the principles would be the same for productive land.


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