TTLA was hired to complete master plan designs and implementation plans for a 22-acre plot of land outside of La Vega, Dominican Republic. The client was interested in implementing permaculture planting systems into the site design. They intended to heal the earth while harvesting the yields to be sold and donated to the surrounding community. They also expressed a desire for us to site additional buildings for farm activities, community-centered activities, eco-tourism, and private residence. I worked as the project manager, collaborating on the design of the master plan with a team of landscape architects and designers. My research on permaculture in the Caribbean was pivotal in the design of the site. I produced a series of fully edited aerial videos and a graphics package for the client.
Our plan keeps all grassland for its sponge-like properties while removing and composting invasive plant materials that negatively impact the ecosystem. We designed several permaculture planting phases to implement over time. Fruit and Nut Tree Orchards, aquaponics operations, small scale livestock, and row crops can be phased in according to the plans we provided.