Hi, My name is Hugh K. and I coordinate a fairly new school garden program in Leysin, Switzerland. We are trying to take a permaculture approach and we are novices, learning as we go.
Here's some information about our project.
Start date: March 2016
Participants: High school & middle-school students & teachers; some local community members
Site size: ~ 1000 sq. meters of mostly steep hillside pasture, with some trees and some flat areas. We have maybe 30 sq. meters of gardening beds currently.
Altitude: ~1350 m
Hardiness zone: 4-5
Average frost free days: ~145-150
Average precipitation (2004-2017): 1390 mm
Here is a video about our site: https://vimeo.com/252142544
Some of the techniques we are exploring:
-Terracing and other landscaping to capture soil & water
I'm looking forward to seeing how GROW will help us gather and share data about our site.