Using a laser level and tiller. a small swale set can be established in an
afternoon. Careful consideration must be made for the overflow to each swale
and the output if a large rain occurs. These swales will be planted with
Currants and Beach Plum Polycultures.
I use a tiller for many purposes that need soil break-up and a controlled depth.
A keyline from the barn catchment moves the water to the swales.
These swales are small and will fill fast, but catch a small area.