Learn to manage WATER in the landscape (keyline design, et al)

(this workshop is part of the on-going Fall-Winter Permaculture Design Course but can be attended as a stand alone workshop day for non- PDC participants)

Rain Water Harvesting:
INCORPORATING KEYLINE DESIGN in the landscape (to save money and the planet)!

This workshop will provide participants with an overview of rainwater harvesting (storing water IN the landscape) to augment water for use in food gardens and/or for other landscape plants (and reduce water and/or sewer bills!). Water is a valuable resource -- it is required for LIFE, learning how to manage it as such is a Valuable Skill!

Participants will learn how to use a low-tech method (known as "keyline design") to build tools and learn how to use them to harness rainwater for:


-building high quality/more productive soil on their own sites

-reducing the impact of weather-related challenges (like drought) on a site

-helping to clean up the watershed through improved health of streams and rivers

-recharging groundwater

-reducing the load on municipal storm sewers

Participants will also learn the basics of designing a Rain Garden to reduce the amount of stormwater leaving a property and increase the amount of infiltration to groundwater.

We will also discuss GOBRADIME, a systematic (non-linear) method of design AND we will do a collaborative Permaculture Design Exercise to help demonstrate the method.

9:30 am - approx. 4:30 pm

$90 -- full day session

(lunch not included)

WE WILL BE GOING OUTDOORS FOR THIS SESSION -- PLEASE DRESS APPROPRIATELY

Please note -- Please update your RSVP if your plans to attend this session change. It is helpful for us to have a head count prior to the session and if you RSVP that you will be joining us, we will expect that you will be & we will plan accordingly.  Once you RSVP that you are attending we will send you info on where to send payment for the session.



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