Erosion Control and Habitat Restoration Consultation--Hawaii
Agroforestry Design, LLC. (Hawaii) does biological erosion control and habitat restoration in Hawai'i for farmers, gardeners, land owners, and land managers. We see it as some of the most important work we do.
Years of experience in a number of horticultural fields allows us to help you develop successful installations that result in improved growing conditions, increased species diversity, and erosion that is trapped and turned into fertilizer naturally.
Native species respond very well to natural conditions we create by restoring soil microbiology, employing a diversity of site adapted species including non competitive ground covers, developing nurse plant systems, and mindful irrigation/fertilization combine to create a forest that takes care of itself and offers more ecological services than tree plantations.
Deforestation and loss of sediments into the ocean are major threats to the long term health of the land, ocean, and people. We are developing biological erosion control systems called bioterraces that utilize plants such as vetiver grass with trees, shrubs, and ground covers to keep the land in place and restore it. Biotilling is another strategy that limits erosion by eliminating the need for rototilling.