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Using Sketchup to Design Your Backyard Garden, Food Forest, Farm or Ranch $25

This is an interactive tutorial with experienced permaculture designer, Taif Gold, who will demonstrate how incredibly useful Sketchup (a free 3D design software) can be for designing the property of your choice, at any scale. The tutorial will cover: importing 3D terrain data from google earth, creating contours at different intervals, and using existing models from the 3D warehouse to design swales, ponds, gardens and food forests. Also, how to create your own Sketchup models of trees, shrubs, buildings, etc. and post them to the 3D warehouse to share with designers around the world.
Participants who bring their laptops can download terrain imagery of a site of their choice, and Taif will help them start designing it.
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*Participants are asked to download Sketchup before the workshop, if Sketchup 2013 doesn’t work on your computer Sketchup 8 is fine.

Sky Mountain Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in 1981. Our mission is "to teach people how to regenerate the earth". $25 event fees will go to Sky Mountain Institute.

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  • Gerald K.

    Is it still on with just 3 people? I'll be there with my new laptop with a touchscreen. . I tried a little Sketch up before but needed more training.I've finally learned a bit of Photoshop and some CAD drawing which should help.

    March 22, 2014

  • Wanda R. Reid W.

    Greetings! If Sketchup 2013 doesn't???.... Also, what is the duration of the tutorial?

    March 12, 2014

    • Alden H.

      Hi Wanda - if Sketchup 2013 does not work on your computer Sketchup 8 is fine.

      The tutorial is from 2 - 4 p.m.

      March 12, 2014

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