[permaculture] Keyline Design and sustainable Agriculture with Darren Doherty Radio Interview Fri. April 6, 9-10 am Pacific Standard Time,

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Wed Apr 4 02:48:06 EDT 2007


Interview with Darren Doherty, Friday, April 6, 
9-10 am Pacific Standard Time, streaming live on 
Sustainable World Radio, www.kcsb.org, , or later 
at www.radio4all.net, (type Darren Doherty in search box)

April 21-May 4, 2007
Keyline Design Workshops & Lectures with Darren Doherty in Southern California

Keyline Design Workshops & Lectures with Darren 
Doherty in Southern California
6 day Workshop Intensive in Goleta, CA (near 
Santa Barbara), 2 Day Course in Cuyama, CA (near 
Ojai), 1 Day Course in San Luis Obispo, CA.  See schedule below.

Soil & Water for Every Farm with Keyline Design
with Darren Doherty, Australian Keyline Designer, 
Developer & Manager 
<http://www.permaculture.biz/education/>www.permaculture.biz
Darren Doherty is Australian Approved Keyline 
Design™ Farm Planning Consultant (2002)
Whole Farm Planning Certificate ~ Train the 
Trainer  (University of Melbourne 1995)
Develop your Farm and Ranch to it's full 
potential while increasing production, 
drought-proofing, creating soil & sequester carbon quickly and cheaply.


DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOP

The Keyline Design Courses (KDC) in Southern 
California will be an intensive blend of 
technical & practical sessions and are targeted 
at professional land managers & consultants, 
earthmovers & anybody interested in practical & 
cost-effective broadscale landscape restoration. 
The KDC's will outline all of the principles and 
techniques involved with the modern, practical 
application of Keyline Design. We have developed 
both short and longer term events in different 
landscapes so that we can cater to participant's 
different needs. A really great part of the three 
courses will be the demonstration of the famous 
Yeomans Keyline Plow - a multi-award winning 
implement that harvests water, halts erosion and 
creates soil in its wake. Not many plows can 
claim that! Carbon sequestration is also an 
important by-product of using a Yeomans Keyline 
Plow. We will also demonstrate how to use normal 
farm & earth moving machinery to harvest & store 
water on any farm. All of this has to start with 
a plan - the KDC's will take you through the 
simple and effective "diagnosis & design" process 
that we have used on over 1100 properties world 
wide with a blend of low & high tech solutions. 
Finally a quick acknowledgment of the kind 
assistance of our partners in making these 
courses possible: Santa Barbara Permaculture 
Network, Yeomans Plow Company, Nutiva Foods, 
Quail Springs Permaculture Farm & Earthflow Design Works.

WORKSHOPS AND LECTURE DATES:
April 21 Sat, 10 am - 12 Keyline Design Lecture: 
Vista del Mar School District 9467 San Julian 
Road, Gaviota, CA 93117 (take Hwy #1 off Hwy #101 
N or S and take first left exit to school)
(Keyline plow on display)* $10 donation contact 
margie at sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571


Apr. 22-27, 6 Day Intensive Keyline Workshop near 
Goleta on Gaviota Coast, north of  Santa Barbara. 
CA, Cost $600 ($50 discount if paid by March 20).

Program topics over the 6 days are as follows (and in this order):
History of Keyline™ Design,
Scales of Permanence,
Keyline™ Design Applications,
Low Tech Cartography,
Intro to GIS/GIS Software,
Intro to GPS/GPS Applications in Keyline™ Design,
Quantity Surveying/Project Costing,
Low /Medium Tech Survey Equipment,
High Tech Survey Equipment,
Site Survey & Set Out Techniques,
Land Component Analysis,
Site Analysis Techniques,
Broadacre Soil Improvement Techniques,
Field Soil Analysis Techniques,
Keyline™ Soil Renovation & Pattern Cultivation,
Rural Tree Establishment, Management & Processing,
Tree Ground Preparation & Establishment,
High Quality Tree Management,
Broadacre Keyline™Design Preparation
Keyline™/Water Harvesting Earthworks Design & Construction

Accommodations:  Motels can be found in Buellton 
to the north (24 miles, less expensive) or Goleta 
to the south (15 miles, closer to Santa Barbara, 
but more expensive). Closest accommodations would 
be camping at two beautiful State Parks: Refugio 
State Beach Park (tent camping, no hook-ups) or 
El Capitan State Beach (has hook-ups).  For more 
information & reservations call (805) 
968-1033,  or visit State Beach website, 
www.parks.ca.gov .  For more luxurious 
accommodations in tent cabins, also very close 
by, El Capitan Canyon Resort is available 
(www.elcapitancanyon.com , this website is 
wonderful for a description of the Gaviota Coast 
area where the workshop will take place) Meals 
for the workshop are not included,  but lunches, 
food and other amenities can be purchased at the 
El Capitan Canyon Resort store for a 20% discount.


May 1-2, Tues & Wed, Two day  Keyline Design 
Workshop, Cuyama (north of Ojai, CA)
at Quail Springs Learning Oasis and Permaculture 
Farm, Cost, $250 ($25 discount if paid by April 
10 ) Camping with access to a kitchen (limited 
refrigerator space).  Meals are provided for $25 
for two days. Motel nearby in New Cuyama.

The 2 day Quail Springs KDC is targeted at land 
managers who have an interest in applying Keyline 
Design techniques on their properties.

Topics will include:
History of Keyline™ Design,
Scales of Permanence,
Keyline™ Design Applications,
Low Tech Cartography,
Low ­ Medium Tech Survey Equipment,
Site Analysis Techniques,
Broadacre Soil Improvement Techniques,
Keyline™ Soil Renovation & Pattern Cultivation,
Keyline™/Water Harvesting Earthworks Design & Construction

May 3 Thurs Lecture  7-9 Keyline Design with 
Darren Doherty  Calpoly University San Luis Obispo
Building 8, Room 123 (This is in the 'BRAE' Ag Engineering Bldg.)
Located on N. Perimeter Drive next to the police 
station (just up the hill from the main library)
Visitors must purchase a parking permit ($4 at entrance)
Map of campus can be found 
at:  <http://www.calpoly.edu/cpmaps/>http://www.calpoly.edu/cpmaps/
For info contact  margie at sbpermaculture.org 
805-962-2571 or "Hunter Francis" <wfrancis at calpoly.edu>
(805)756-5086  Cosponsored by Sustainable 
Agriculture Resource Consortium (SARC)

May 4, Fri, One Day Keyline Design Workshop,  San Luis Obispo, CA, Cost $150.
The one day San Luis Obispo workshop is an 
overview of KDC with some time in the field.  It 
is targeted at land managers who have an interest 
in applying Keyline Design techniques on their properties.

Topics will include:
History of Keyline™ Design,
Scales of Permanence,
Keyline™ Design Applications,
Low Tech Cartography,
Low ­ Medium Tech Survey Equipment,
Site Analysis Techniques,
Broadacre Soil Improvement Techniques,
Keyline™ Soil Renovation & Pattern Cultivation


Contact for workshop bookings: Santa Barbara 
Permaculture Network:, email: 
margie at sbpermaculture.org, phone, 
805-962-2571,www.sbpermaculture.org/upcoming.html


Please make checks out to Santa Barbara 
Permaculture Network (SBPN) with a notation on it 
that says KDC (Keyline Design course), and send to:
SB Permaculture Network,
PO Box 92156, Santa Barbara, CA 93190.
Please also note workshop you wish to attend.


While on tour, Darren is also available for 
consultancy services for ranches & farms if you 
want to share this info with anyone you 
know.  Contact info: Darren J. Doherty, 
<mailto:darren at permaculture.biz>darren at permaculture.biz

Tour & Workshops co-sponsored by Santa Barbara 
Permaculture Network, EarthFlow Design Works, 
Quailsprings Learning Oasis and Permaculture 
Farm, Yeomans Plow Company, and Australian Felix Permaculture.

SUGGESTED BOOK ON KEYLINE:
Yeoman's Book Water For Every Farm. by P.A. Yeomans. ISBN 0-646-12954-6.
www.yeomansplow.com.au

BEST ARTICLE ON KEYLINE www.yeomansplow.com.au/basis-of-keyline.htm

What is Keyline Water Management?

Keyline systems of water and soil conservation 
were developed in Australia during the 1950's by 
P.A. Yeomans as a response to increasing 
desertification and erosion of the landscape. His 
book Water For Every Farm  is an important 
resource on holistic farm design. Keyline is a 
set of principles and techniques based on a whole 
systems approach that works with natural patterns 
to restore or increase the depth and fertility of 
the soil, while increasing its water holding 
capabilities. Keyline integrates terraces, ponds 
and cultivation techniques with the natural 
landscape to infiltrate water into the soil 
efficiently and hold it on the land as long as 
possible. In order to truly work with nature, 
implementing a Keyline system requires careful 
observation and assessment of a site.
 >From Article in By Tobias Policha appearing in 
the October 2001 issue of Oregon Tilth
www.foodnotlawns.com/keyline_water.html





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