[permaculture] Upcoming Programs with Art Ludwig in Santa Barbara May 3, Portland May28 or 29 and Pt Reyes July 6, 7 2008

Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network lakinroe at silcom.com
Sat Apr 19 00:20:06 EDT 2008


Upcoming Programs with Art Ludwig in Santa 
Barbara May 3, Portland May28 or 29 and Pt Reyes July 6,7
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/

Sustainable Home and Garden Saturday May 3rd, 2008 9 a.m.-5 p.m

Santa Barbara City College Continuing Education, 
Saturday May 3rd, 2008 9 a.m.-5 p.m Adam Green, 
moderator. Meet at SBCC, EBS-309 for lecture, 
carpool to sites. Site visits limited to first 25 
people to sign up. Bring lunch.

This workshop led by ecological designer Art 
Ludwig will include the following topics: 
integrated design for water supply, water reuse, 
runoff management, energy efficiency, food 
production, materials management, and economic 
sustainability of home and garden.

We will connect the large-scale environmental 
challenges we face with the design of our homes 
and landscaping. Through discussion and an 
on-site design clinic at local homes, we will 
illustrate relevant, practical ways to make our 
living spaces part of the solution. There will be 
an emphasis on the importance of water and how we 
can use this limited resource responsibly. 
Appropriate for both general interest and those 
looking for an introduction to this new and 
growing career field. Santa Barbara City College 
Continuing Education. http://ce.sbcc.edu/environment.htm

If you'd like your site to be considered for use 
as an example site for us to visit, please go to 
www.oasisdesign.net/about/contact/feedback.htm

Helpful Preparation

The more of the background info below you 
understand (or have been exposed to) before 
coming, the more you'll get out of the day.

This stuff is worth reading all the way through:
Can a 4000 ft2 Home be Green?
Greywater site assessment/ system checklist (PDF) 
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Eco Home Checklist (doc) http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Principles of Ecological Design (article): 
Integrating Technology, Economics and Nature 
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/

This stuff will add more depth if you can scan or 
read any of it: http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Water Storage (book)
The New Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book)
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (book)
Fruit tree chart
Stub outs
What does driving cost?
Eco village house


Ecological Water Management (Lecture) May 28 and 30
Village Building Convergence 2008, Portland, OR, May 28 and 30

Presentation on systems for water and wastewater management, water wisdom.

"The Village Building Convergence is part of The 
City Repair Project Placemaking Program, 
fulfilling City Repair’s mission to educate and 
inspire communities and individuals to creatively 
transform the places where they live. City 
Repair’s work is focused on developing strong 
local relationships, social capital and equity, 
placemaking, ecological design, supporting our 
local economy, and developing our city and 
bioregion as a network of interconnected Village 
Centers." —VBC web site http://www.cityrepair.org/wiki.php/projects/vbc8


Water System Design and Natural Building Point Reyes, CA July 6-9
Art Ludwig, Penny Livingston, Brock 
Dolman...Regenerative Design Institute, Point 
Reyes, CA July 6-9 (water systems) 10-12 (natural building)

Water Systems: Principles of ecological design, 
Understanding water (nature awareness guided 
experience +outdoor and indoor lecture), water 
testing and site mapping, Regenerative Design 
Institute water system site assessment, design (hands on project).

Natural building: structures for natural 
builders, materials testing, fire safety, systems 
design and more...see:Regenerative Design 
Institute for more info and registration. http://regenerativedesign.org/


Helpful Preparation

The more of the background info below you 
understand (or have been exposed to) before 
coming, the more you'll get out of the day.

This stuff is worth reading all the way through:
Principles of Ecological Design (article): 
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Water quality testing (download) http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Greywater site assessment/ system checklist (PDF) 
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Eco Home Checklist (doc) http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Water Storage (book)http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
The New Create an Oasis with Grey Water (book) 
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/

This stuff will add more depth if you can scan or 
read any of it: http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands (book)
Stub outs
Eco village house
Common grey water mistakes
Wild Water Wisdom (article) http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/
Stub outs & collection plumbing checklist (PDF) 
http://www.oasisdesign.net/education/

Art Ludwig's Bio

Art Ludwig is an ecological systems designer with 
27 years full-time experience in water, 
wastewater systems, energy, shelter and human 
powered transport. His specialty is complex, 
integrated "systems of systems."  Art has studied 
and worked in 22 different countries, consulted 
for the states of New York and New Mexico on 
water reuse policy, and given dozens of lectures and workshops.

He designed his own education in Ecological 
Systems Design, graduating from UC Berkeley. At 
Berkeley, he developed the first cleaners 
specifically designed to be biocompatible with 
plants and soil, and founded a successful 
business to manufacture and distribute them. Art 
has authored numerous articles (including one on 
water testing procedures) as well as the books 
"Water Storage" "Principles of Ecological 
Design," and "Create an Oasis with Greywater."



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