Swales and Hugelmounds All Day Workshop

Join Permaculture Designer David Homa for a day long intensive of swale building and hugelmound construction. Spring is a great time to gather logs and fallen branches and put them to use in your gardens, mound them up into a hugel bed. It is also the time of year when we notice that the melting snow/ mud season has created pooling. What if we captured and stored that water in the landscape and alleviate erosion issues by building swales? Learn the benefits of the two basic permaculture tools for the landscape. The day will be split between a morning session of creating contour beds and the afternoon will involve building beds using the technique of Hugelkulture. Snacks and Lunch provided (vegetarian).Wear some clothes you don't mind getting dirty, bring gloves, and wear your mud boots! 
$35

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  • Hilary M.

    Wish I had been able to attend this event. Will you offer it again?

    April 18, 2013

  • pauline h.

    David is an excellent practical permaculture teacher - great hands on workshop. Wish I lived in the area so I could be involved in the development of this demo site. The practical permaculture course shoud be a great learning opportunity.

    April 14, 2013

  • Jackson B.

    This was great! Excellent folks, delicious food, lots'n'lots of learning!!! I *knew* about hugels, but now I understand them. I enjoyed your grow-bed recipes, David!

    April 14, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    This is the first permaculture-related workshop that I've taken, and at first, I had reservations. But once we started digging and listening to David, I found myself almost in a meditative state of building the mounds and absorbing information, and left the workshop feeling energized and ready to start my own projects, of course, reality set in that I need materials first :)

    2 · April 14, 2013

  • David H.

    Great day with an amazing group of people! Thank you to everyone for coming out. I'm happy you were all apart of the beginnings of this demonstration farm! My circa 1998 camera let me down,if you took any pictures please upload them!

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Leslie K.

    Lots of fun and I learned a lot. It's always inspiring to see how easy it is to complete projects with many helping hands.

    2 · April 13, 2013

  • Catherine S.

    I'm really sorry to have to miss this as it is something I really need to do around our place but just can't swing it this time around.

    April 12, 2013

    • David H.

      We will be doing this again in June.

      1 · April 12, 2013

  • David H.

    we are a go for tomorrow morning! Bring boots and gloves... hot tea and coffee will be provided :)

    April 12, 2013

  • pauline h.

    Is anyone in downtown Portland driving to this workshop and willing to take a passenger? I am on Ocean Ave and Washington. Call or txt[masked] 6327. Thx

    April 12, 2013

  • Jessie K.

    I would totally be there if I wasn't starting the permaculture design course that weekend! :)

    1 · April 5, 2013

    • David H.

      I will be running this again.

      April 8, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Happy to pay cash or PayPal

    April 7, 2013

    • David H.

      Lisa, payment can be made on Saturday in person.

      April 8, 2013

  • David H.

    Jackson, pay when you get there. See you Saturday!

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Jackson B.

    David, should I PayPal you the $$ or pay at the Meetup?

    April 7, 2013

  • Rachel L.

    350Maine gathering is that day. Would love this otherwise.

    April 4, 2013

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