Past Meetup

The Drought Solution: "Slow it, Spread it, Sink it"

Hosted by Seattle Permaculture Meetup

Public group

This Meetup is past

13 people went

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Water is a precious and limited resource that all of us use and need everyday. The drought we are experiencing is a serious issue that can be resolved through the permaculture mantra of "Slow it, Spread it, Sink it."

King County is officially designated as a natural disaster site due to statewide droughts. Permaculture can guide us over this tipping point towards healthy water abundance.

Tuesday's session will be led by our permaculture staff, Patrick Park and Scott Elliott, and will be focusing on water management.

Topics to be discussed:

1. Snake Archetype/Mnemonic
2. Hydrological cycles
3. Keyline design
4. Earthworks
5. Wetlands
6. Catchment & Storage
7. Water Conservation

Toby Hemenway's PDC study group from Seattle will be joining us again and continue to offer us a modern perspective from his current students. If time, weather, and preferences permit, we will include a water-related activity.

Scott will also be providing iced tisane refreshments brewed from a permaculture plant many of you have likely never heard of and we'll all get to taste while we network!

We look forward to seeing everyone again as well as any new faces interested.