Sectors of the landscape tie in to “the lay of the land” post I did before I started watching the videos for the PDC.  This is just another way to look at your property to help you decide how to set it up.  A sector map will layout for you the outside influences on your land.  This includes:  neighbors (particularly noisy ones or helpful ones), roads (how noisy or busy), where the winter storms come in from, where the summer winds come from, where the summer and winter sun is, where water might be, or anything else that may affect your future home in any way.  In more urban/suburban areas this can be very important for noise barriers or planting food furthest from potential pollutants.  Where I am going to be, I don’t have much around but other people who are fairly well spaced out to the point I didn’t even know they were all there.  I am more concerned with protecting myself from the winter winds and pointing everything at the sun for warmth.  Here is the sector map I made for my lot:

sectorsAs you can see, this is very simple and there is hardly anything on it.  That is what we wanted though.  NOT to have loud streets and tons of neighbors and things like that.  Perfect.

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We have enjoyed your posts,and have started our own shitake project, and will also begin land shopping soon as weather breaks.
Enjoy,good luck.

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