This is part 1 of a slideshow i delivered at the mountain homesteading festival concerning the zones closest to the house. It goes over information about landscaping itself and the integration of food plants and the support species to make it a holistic permaculture design. It also addresses soil and water issues. Part 1 focuses on the broad patterns of why and how and the integration of permaculture design. It zooms to more detail on water harvesting and also starts to look at plant selection and arrangement.