Permaculture is famous for turning deserts into oases, and floods into abundant food production. This 3-part series will reawaken your water-wise ways and help you discover how to read the water language of any landscape in order to conceive and implement permaculture with water as an ally.
From rooftop rainwater catchment to swales and berms to ponds and dams, Zev Friedman and Dylan Ryals-Hamilton, founders and lead instructors of Permaculture In Action, will lead participants through a variety of strategies and techniques for making the most of every drop, and turning obnoxious moisture issues into a bountiful harvest. All while cleaning and recharging the groundwater and aquifers!
Part 1 (June 7th and 8th): Water in the Perma-scape
Earthworks, Erosion Control, Flood Management, Groundwater Infiltration, and Low-Tech Rainwater Harvesting. This weekend workshop includes
- site analysis
- an overview of the various strategies, techniques and best practices for sustainable water management
- hands-on projects you can replicate at home with tools no more advanced than a shovel.
This workshop is stand-alone or part of the series package. See below for workshop fees.
Part 2 (July 27th): Roofwater Catchment:
This full-day workshop will cover the ins and outs of various rainwater catchment systems, the “household cascade” concept, water storage systems, and some irrigation considerations. We’ll install cisterns, and a basic irrigation system that you can do at home with a few plumbing tools.
This class is only available as part of the series package, or to registrants who have a PDC, PIA “Seeds” or “Roots and Seeds” certificate, or can demonstrate similar experience.
Part 3: (September 27th-28th) Ponds, Pond-Building, and Pond Use Strategies:
This final weekend of the series will “deepen” your pond prowess! We’ll cover pond site selection, overview some pond-building approaches and techniques, design considerations, and will finish with the implementation of a functional pond system. This final weekend includes design and application of various pond systems for multiple functions including (but not limited to) water storage for drought protection, irrigation, microclimate creation, habitat, and aquatic food systems (aquaculture)
This course is offered as a 3-part series (3 workshops for a total of 5 days from June to September). The first two-day workshop is stand-alone and open to anyone. The final 3 days of “advanced” workshops are open only to PIA/PDC grads and/or those who have attended the first workshop, or who can demonstrate comparable knowledge/experience.
Full five-day workshop: $240
Stand-alone 2-day workshop (June 7th & 8th): $145
To register or learn more about Grow with the Flow wise-water permaculture training email firstname.lastname@example.org