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    GardensWaterwheels
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    Guys, I need some advice.

    I plan to buy land in a group of four or more situated apon a downhill mountain stream of

    sufficient flow, reliability of permanence and dammability where I persue to set up a series of

    dams that have a two cup tall, river wide gap at the bottom to allow the fish, mussels etc to flow

    underneath a mesh protected spout. The spout directs most of the rivers flow into a small channel

    coming over onto the top of a waterwheel connected to a permanent magnet alternator which generates

    electricity to charge a clump of deep cycle marine batteries for periodic replacement. Further

    upstream, large debris could be diverted down a different rout somehow, including any river life?

    If done intelligently, carefully choosing the land, one can secure permanent free electricity at a

    high rate and a low cost in comparison to solar if one utilises this concept of damming the stream

    multiple times, utilising multiple wheels, along its length, with a big narrow at the bottom for

    the fish, and a mesh protection for the dams spout leading to a water wheel charging a set of deep

    cycle marine batteries! On top of this working permanant establishment of sufficient free electricity, one

    as a team persues to establish very carefully and beautifully, a working permaculture food forest!

    This food forest is established by the team, has a large diversity of fruit and nut plants along

    with herbs, tobacco, tea, various hard wood trees, healing remedy plants, diverse organic foods of

    all kinds at a cost of low maintenance once established, plants that need more frequent attention,

    are placed closer to the house. Some of this is traded for other things, hopefully being able to

    give generously. Permaculture is forest archetecture, food forest gardening. It creates a diverse

    forest of food that matures very well over long time. etc etc, do some research if you have never

    heard of the term ‘permaculture’! So, what do you guys think? And how likely do you think it is to

    find land like this at a size of around two acres? ‘I just know thisl work though! And overcoming

    any obsticles to climbing this mountain will be so worth it! No rent, free electricity, a food forest of beauty, a life time of freedom for those after you and those after them! Some advice, any? I have worked out, the rough cost to achieve this is: 40k each, four people putting 40k each in.

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