Water Wise Event Details



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12/06/2017 to
12/11/2017

Earthworks For Farm Resilience

Join international educator, Warren Brush, with a dynamic teaching team, in San Luis Obispo, California. Learn about earthworks and hydration strategies for ecological farming, land restoration, water harvesting and earth reparation for agro-ecosystem stability...
 
Join international educator, Warren Brush, with a dynamic teaching team, in San Luis Obispo, California. Learn about earthworks and hydration strategies for ecological farming, land restoration, water harvesting and earth reparation for agro-ecosystem stability...
 
The program offers an overview of: 
  • Ethics and principles of permaculture as applied to land restoration and regenerative design
  • Land component identification
  • Natural patterning in farm application
  • Water harvesting, drought-proofing and erosion mitigation systems applications
  • Natural patterning classification and an introduction to Fluvial Geomorphology
     
  • Earthworks & soil renovation techniques and machinery applications.  
  • Planting structures and guild development 
 
The following systems will be explained and participants will be able to assist in surveying, mapping and construction of various elements of:
  • Swales
  • Soil Armoring
  • Dams
  • Anti-evaporation structures
  • Water flow harvest structures
  • Keyline Plow 
  • Erosion mitigation structures
 
A major component of this course will be hands-on skill development where we will develop on-site earthworks with large earthmoving equipment: 
  • Landform discovery and mapping
  • Water flow calculation
  • Use of survey equipment
  • Soil testing for earthworks
  • Construction flagging                                     
  • Working appropriately with equipment operators  
  • Equipment overview and application
  • Large swale development and systems linking
  • System planting and commissioning
  • Dam surveying 
  • Additional hydration strategies
 
Tuition Cost:
$895 Early Bird Special until October 1, 2017
$1050 after October 1, 2017
 
 
Contact: For more information or if you have any additional questions, please contact Kelly at kellycmetcalf@hotmail.com or visit http://permaculturedesign.us/resilience/
 
 

Location
San Luis Obispo, CA
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