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    Backyard Orchards and Woodland Harvests

    Food forests and forest gardening bring together the best ecological systems that allow us sustainable, low input, and high-yield harvests.  Forests and woodlands exist in almost every climate to some extent. In temperate northern climates, tropical climates, or coastal setting,  we have the best resources and environment for a wide selection of plants and trees.  This forest gardening presentation will focus on site assessment, resilient plant systems, poly-culture design, and assembling the best species suited for each participant’s property.

    Join us in building natural capital by designing polyculture resources into our landscape.




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    Privacy Policy

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    PRIVACY POLICY

     


    Effective date: April 09, 2019


    Southwoods ("us", "we", or "our") operates the http://uniteddesigners.permacultureplantdata.com website (hereinafter referred to as the "Service").

    This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.

    We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy, the terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://www.southwoodscenter.com/

     

    Definitions
    Service is the http://uniteddesigners.permacultureplantdata.com/ website operated by Southwoods
     

    Personal Data
    Personal Data means data about a living individual who can be identified from those data (or from those and other information either in our possession or likely to come into our possession).
     

    Usage Data
    Usage Data is data collected automatically either generated by the use of the Service or from the Service infrastructure itself (for example, the duration of a page visit).

     

    Cookies

    Cookies are small files stored on your device (computer or mobile device).


    Information Collection and Use
    We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.

     

    Types of Data Collected

    Personal Data
    While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you ("Personal Data"). Personally, identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

    Email address, First name and last name, Phone number, Address, State, Province, ZIP/Postal code, City.

     

    Cookies and Usage Data

    Usage Data

    We may also collect information on how the Service is accessed and used ("Usage Data"). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.


    Tracking & Cookies Data
    We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to track the activity on our Service and we hold certain information.
    Cookies are files with a small amount of data which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Other tracking technologies are also used such as beacons, tags and scripts to collect and track information and to improve and analyse our Service.
    You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
     

    Examples of Cookies we use:
    Session Cookies. We use Session Cookies to operate our Service.
    Preference Cookies. We use Preference Cookies to remember your preferences and various settings.
    Security Cookies. We use Security Cookies for security purposes.
     

    Use of Data
    Southwoods uses the collected data for various purposes:
    To provide and maintain our Service
    To notify you about changes to our Service
    To allow you to participate in interactive features of our Service when you choose to do so
    To provide customer support
    To gather analysis or valuable information so that we can improve our Service
    To monitor the usage of our Service
    To detect, prevent and address technical issues
     

     

    Transfer of Data
    Your information, including Personal Data, may be transferred to - and maintained on - computers located outside of your state, province, country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.
    If you are located outside the United States and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to the United States and process it there.
    Your consent to this Privacy Policy followed by your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.
    Southwoods will take all the steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your Personal Data will take place to an organisation or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

     

    Disclosure of Data


    Legal Requirements
    Southwoods may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
    To comply with a legal obligation
    To protect and defend the rights or property of Southwoods
    To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
    To protect the personal safety of users of the Service or the public
    To protect against legal liability
     

    Security of Data
    The security of your data is important to us but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

     

    Service Providers
    We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service ("Service Providers"), provide the Service on our behalf, perform Service-related services or assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
    These third parties have access to your Personal Data only to perform these tasks on our behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

     

    Analytics
    We may use third-party Service Providers to monitor and analyse the use of our Service.
    Google Analytics
    Google Analytics is a web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track and monitor the use of our Service. This data is shared with other Google services. Google may use the collected data to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network.
    You can opt-out of having made your activity on the Service available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. The add-on prevents the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js and dc.js) from sharing information with Google Analytics about visits activity. For more information on the privacy practices of Google, please visit the Google Privacy & Terms web page: "https://policies.google.com/privacy
        

    Payments
    We may provide paid products and/or services within the Service. In that case, we use third-party services for payment processing (e.g. payment processors).
    We will not store or collect your payment card details. That information is provided directly to our third-party payment processors whose use of your personal information is governed by their Privacy Policy. These payment processors adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of payment information.
     

    The payment processors we work with are:
    PayPal / Braintree
    Their Privacy Policy can be viewed at "https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full"


    Links to Other Sites
    Our Service may contain links to other sites that are not operated by us. If you click a third party link, you will be directed to that third party's site. We strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of every site you visit.
    We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.


    Children's Privacy
    Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 ("Children").
    We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.


    Changes to This Privacy Policy
    We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.
    We will let you know via email and/or a prominent notice on our Service, prior to the change becoming effective and update the "effective date" at the top of this Privacy Policy. You are advised to review this Privacy Policy periodically for any changes. Changes to this Privacy Policy are effective when they are posted on this page.


    Contact Us
    If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us:
    By visiting this page on our website: https://uniteddesigners.permacultureplantdata.com/contact
          
     


    International Ecological Design Services

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    SouthWoods Design supplies site assessment,ecosystem restoration,

    Molokai LAnd Use Restoration

    and ecological design. Our scale is of work is

    applied to villages, homesteads, farms and entire ecosystems for ecological restoration. All across North America and the  tropics, SouthWoods has designed living systems for residential and commercial food production. A complete ecologically based strategy supporting long-term harvest and resilience. We supply the expertise for your future prairie oasis, dry land sanctuary, or cold climate paradise. Call us or fill out the inquiry on the contact page.







    International projects have brought important information and insight to our ecological design. Extreme climates need deep thought, research, and strategies suited to the environment and culture. I bring our design experience to these remote sites and return with new strategies for all the diverse conditions we have here in the USA.




    International and Professionally Accredited Permaculture Design for Residential, Homestead, and Broad Acre Systems

    Building Capacity in Soil, Water and Plant Systems for Designers, Families, Neighborhoods, and Community.





     

     



     

     

    North American Site Assessment and Design

    USA: Minnesota, Texas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, California, Oregon, New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Idaho, Canada - Ontario, Costa Rica - Turrialba and La Fortuna

    Current International Consulting & Projects:

    Ecological Restoration Camp       Spain

    AFENBO Village Design                Haiti

    Deing's Demonstration Farm        Senegal

    Fleri Farm Restoration                   Haiti
    Mubaraka Farm                              Saudi Arabia                           Ecosystem Restoration                         Sanai Penninsula                                Hope Foundation                           South Africa                                       Fumba Town                                   Zanzibar  Molokai                                            Hawaiian Islands



    Integrated Forest Gardening (Click here to order)

      The Complete Guide to Polycultures and Plant Guilds in Permaculture Systems

    I am excited to offer this new book that explains and details the design process I use to build polycultures and design the edible landscape. What ever the climate or setting, the desigb strategy will guide your solutions for abundance. Step by step instructions and 15 polyculture examples. Get out the highlighter and fill the margins with notes. It will bring your desire for a sustainable food forest to harvest.

    "Integrated Forest Gardening fills a major gap in the canon of permaculture books, giving us, at last, a detailed guide to guild and polyculture design. No longer is this subject mysterious and daunting; in this book we now have specific instructions for designing and installing multi-species plant groups. Chapter 7, which describes 15 guilds and their plant members, is a golden nugget worth the price of the book alone. This is an essential book for all food foresters and ecological designers."
    —Toby Hemenway, Author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture

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