The integration of food, livestock and beneficial habitat is the key to establishing onsite systems that establish personal resiliency to climactic and economic changes.
By establishing a parcel-wide permaculture project proposal that integrates solar and visual sectors, flow patterns, and bioregional flora and fauna we are able to meet the client-focused goals with the least amount of ecological and economic impacts.
High Tide has been proving consultation and education-based services for more than two decades. Dan Mar has formal teaching experience in both public and private schools, domestically and internationally, in the development of adaptive curriculum. He has served on numerous advisory boards and has provided consultation services to government agencies, universities, non-profit organizations and the private sector.
We have many years of experience in the planning, permitting and implementation of environmental projects.
The integration of all farming systems (soil, water, agriculture, livestock and habitat) are the keys to establishing a regenerative farm design.
We use real-time aerial imagery to create overlays which brings the design to life. This service is also available for real estate and other planning needs.
Since the passing of the Rainwater Catchment Act of 2013 High Tide has been consulting and teaching about rainwater catchment systems. 1,000 square feet of catchment surface has the potential to capture 600-gallons of water for every 1-inch of precipitation. Our integrated and passive systems will have you catching, storing and using rainwater in no time!
Using a mature forest matrix as a model we design and implement perennial food systems in suburban settings. Once established there is no need for supplemental irrigation or fertilization.
Intensive agricultural systems fragment existing natural systems and the functions they provide. This fragmentation creates an increase in pest populations and thus an increase in maintenance. This can lead to low agricultural yields, increased operations cost and an increase in the use of pesticides. Islands of Refugia provide habitat for beneficial insects, birds and micro-organisms which will increase yields and eliminate the need for pesticides.