Awesome workshop coming up in CA, Dec 6-10, specifically on “Water Harvesting” and “Hydrological Restoration” or how to fully utilize and/or effectively manage water that falls on the farm or moves through the farm. This is a very unique opportunity to learn hands on from the amazing teachers (including Warren Brush) at Quail Springs Permaculture Center near Santa Barbara. I’m going to find a way to make it…and hope to see some of you there! 🙂
Here are the details:

An Adventure into Water Harvesting
“Earthworks for Farm Resilience”
December 6-10, 2017
San Luis Obispo, CA

Why is taking an earthworks course important?

The need for people is growing daily with hands-on skills in hydrological restoration and the integration of farming utilizing the principles that lead to ecological stability. Through this course, you will develop your skills in landform discovery and mapping, water flow calculation, use of survey equipment, soil testing for earthworks, construction flagging, working appropriately with equipment operators, large swale development and systems linking, planting and commissioning, and much more.

You will not only have the opportunity to dig, map, and utilize equipment, but you will come away with:
An overview of the ethics and principles of permaculture and water harvesting as applied to land restoration and regenerative design
Land component identification
Development of Farm Pollinators
Natural patterning in farm application
Water harvesting
Drought-proofing and erosion mitigation systems applications
Large earthworks & soil renovation techniques and machinery applications
Planting structures and guild development.
Take your knowledge, experience and projects to the next level while connecting with like-minded individuals ready to create positive change…
Troy Karlin #BajaRidah

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