Building a French Drain Workshop-Class is on Site Evaluation, Design and Install

  • Feb 8, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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This hands on workshop runs two days (weather permitting). Day one is going to cover site analysis and evaluation, and the digging of a trench about 100 ft long. The foundation of an adjacent building will need to dry overnight before the second phase of the task can be completed. The safe use and techniques of various hand and power tools will be covered. 

This workshop will teach you the finer points of site evaluation and french drains with some light hydrology thrown in. The two day hands on workshop runs from 9am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday, with alternate rain days being planned just in case. Attendance limited to 12 participants due to space constraints at the dig site. Others are welcome to attend the class portion if they wish (about 1 hour total starting at 9 am), just keep in mind that working space at the dig is somewhat limited.

The class portion of the workshop will be repeated on Sunday, February 9th at 9 am. for those who can't make it on Saturday morning.

Participants of the french drain dig and install are requested to bring gardening gloves and shoes. Sandals are not safe footwear at the did site. Tools are being supplied, however you can bring your own if you would rather.

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  • Frank


    February 8, 2014

  • Doris A.

    I would love to see some of you help with this project. It's a great opportunity to experience permaculture design and it definitely helps Sacred Lands. The carport, storage shed is located on the north side of the property and the land on the city park side has built up over the years as leaves have fallen and decomposed. This has created a problem with water seeping into the carport. I'm looking forward to getting some great experience solving a problem like this. The more the merrier, so please let us know if you have some time to spare. You don't need to be present for the whole weekend.

    February 2, 2014

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