Pete Van Dyck, Author at Drought Proof TX
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Pre-Purchase Property Selection Service

Successful property design starts before the land is purchased. Buying property is one of the biggest investments that a family will make. It can be exciting and yet stressful. It is important to ensure that the new land owner will be able to accomplish their goals...

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Texas Prairie History

Texas Prairie History These quotes were assembled by Elenore Goode in order to provide historical context for our work in ecological restoration and regenerative agriculture. Quotes from the wonderful research on prairies of Del Weniger's The Explorers' Texas, The Lands and Waters: Prairies “We are led to think of...

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Starlove Ranch Design

Design Starlove Ranch is a 100 acre property near Giddings, Texas that is currently being continuously grazed by cattle for a small beef production operation. The ranch is transitioning from animal production to plant based production. They are working in partnership with the organization Farm Transformers...

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Keyline Garden Design

Today I am sharing my new Keyline garden at Texastopia Farm. This is where we will grow medicinal herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, echinacea, comfrey, yarrow and many others. This garden is special because it was built on a very degraded caliche hillside. I believe...

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History

History   Hill Country Flood in September 1952   The following information about the September flood of 1952 highlights intrinsic characteristics of drought and flooding in the Hill Country. Large amounts of precipitation fall in a very short time. Most of this rainfall is shunted off the land before...

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Climate and Geography

Flood Proofing the Texas Hill Country Climate and Geography Flooding in the Texas hill country is largely a result of the locations unique climate and geography. In the fall of 2016 Leslie Lee wrote for the Texas Water Resource Institute: “Major flash floods are common along the Balcones...

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Regenerative Grazing with Jaime Elizondo

Regenerative Grazing "Fat cows, fat cows, fat cows." This is the mantra of Jaime Elizondo Braun of Regengraze. I found about Mr. Elizondo while attending the Texas REX with Darren J. Doherty, where he gave a presentation on regenerative grazing. This quick presentation left me interested and...

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