Pond and earthworks rides again.

Keith Johnson keithdj at sonic.net
Sun Sep 21 22:41:58 EDT 1997


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Sonoma Permaculture presents:
POND BUILDING AND EARTH WORKS
with KEITH JOHNSON AND MIKE COLLINS
Oct 9th, 7-9PM; Oct 10, 11, 9AM-5PM, 1997
 To register, call: 707-829-5524, or 707-875-9323
 Workshop location: Stewart's Point, in Upper NW sonoma County, 35 A,
Pacific view, 2 creeks.
Near Kruse Rhododendron State Reserve.
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Learn to install water catchment systems such as ponds,    transfer
ditches and contour infiltration channels to   supercharge your land
with water.
 
Course includes:
	Global and Bioregional Water Cycles: The Big Picture
 
	Constructing a Series of Linked Ponds Using Keyline Principles
 
	Recharge and Restoration of Aquifers and Water Tables
 
	Soil Conservation and Erosion Control
 
	Using Earth-moving Equipment Ecologically
 
	Aquatic Plants and Pond Ecosystems
 
	Chinampa: An ancient Aztec and Mayan irrigation system
 
	Wrap-Up Potluck and Planting Party 
 
Course Instructors:
 
       Keith Johnson: Director of Sonoma Permaculture, has 25 years of
gardening experience and 10 years Permaculture application. He  grows &
propagates thousands of varieties of plants and maintains a large
collection of useful species.  He manages a 10 year old  design,
consulting, and construction company specializing in masonry, rock
walls, waterfalls, wetland biofilters, earth-repair, food forestry, and
runoff management.
 
       Mike Collins: Organic Farmer and landscape contractor brings 20
yrs of farming and construction experience to this course. A UC Davis
Olericulture graduate, he's presently working on Permaculture earthworks
and design, plus a nursery of useful species for Permaculture projects
on the North Coast. He is also involved in Permaculture projects in the
Chiapas region of Mexico.

Fee: $250 (will consider barter). 
 
-- 
Keith 	
keithdj at sonic.net
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