[permaculture] April 5-8, 2017 /Farm scale water harvesting techniques for Dryland environments Earthworks for Resiliency in an Era of Drought Jalisco Jojoba in Hyder, Arizona

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Fri Feb 3 14:55:15 EST 2017


Farm scale water harvesting techniques for Dryland environments
Earthworks for Resiliency in an Era of Drought

April 5-8, 2017
Jalisco Jojoba in Hyder, Arizona
In partnership with Lush Cosmetics, join international educator, Warren Brush, with a dynamic teaching team that includes Brad Lancaster (http://www.harvestingrainwater.com) and Kate Tirion (https://www.facebook.com/DeepDirtFarmInstitute/), at Jalisco Jojoba Farm in Hyder, Arizona. Learn about earthworks and hydration strategies for dryland ecological farming, land restoration, and agroecosystem stability and resilience.
www.permaculturedesign.us


With Warren Brush, Brad Lancaster and Kate Tirion

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. Whether you are working on your own landscape, farm, or as a consultant, this course will grow your skills in the appropriate design and construction of structures that will reduce erosion, increase productivity, harvest & store water, and create resiliency in the ecologies that sustain us.  

EARLY BIRD PRICE EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY 10TH!
Program Overview
Worldwide, topsoil erosion averages 30 to 40 tons per hectare (2.5 acres) a year or 30- to 40- times faster than the replacement rate of topsoil. 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. Whether you are working on your own landscape, farm, or as a consultant, this course will grow your skills in the appropriate design and construction of structures that will reduce erosion, increase productivity, harvest & store water, and create resiliency in the ecologies that sustain us.

The Program offers an Overview of:
• 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
• An emphasis on arid-land strategies

The following systems will be explained and participants will be able to assist in surveying, mapping and construction of various elements of:
• Water Harvesting Structures
• Soil Armoring
• Anti-evaporation strategies
• Water flow harvest structures
• Dryland drains and roads
• 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
• Appropriate earthworks system application for dryland context
• Working appropriately with equipment operators
• Equipment overview and application
• Large swale development and systems linking
• System planting and commissioning
• Additional hydration strategies

Registration Information
Tuition:
- $895 Early Bird Special until February 1, 2017
- $1050 after February 1, 2017
*Tuition includes Instruction, 3 meals a day, and camping accommodation. **Financial assistance available for students and next generation farmers
Register Online at:
http://permaculturedesign.us/waterharvesting-2017/
For more information:
Please contact Ana Smith at ana at regenerativeearth.com.


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