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Terraforming Earthworks for a Water Retention Landscape

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Join us for a unique permaculture design earthworks experience! This workshop will give you firsthand insights into design considerations and principles based on clients objectives. We will explain stages of the design process, from observation, working with the client, through to the final design and real live implementation on the property over the weekend. 

This workshop will cover reading the landscape for water retention and management. Diving into, Mapping, ponds, swales, reed-beds, terraces, key line design, implementation cover cropping and guild planting. This will be a hands-on workshop/installation, with earth moving equipment and lasers!

OUTLINE:

  • Day one will be introductions and an overview of the design considerations and the scope of the project. A site tour assessing information on, water, soils, access, structural positions, slope, orientation, zoning and sectors. 
  • Day two, we will demonstrate how to work with earthworks machine operators to achieve desired permaculture design goals.  Exercises in designing watersheds and a variety of strategies used.
  • Day three we will fine tune aspects of the project and install cover crop and some of the food forest guilds. This workshop is intended to help you to become a more confident earthwork installer. You will get familiar with the equipment and strategies used to efficiently get the job done.
  • WHAT YOU CAN LEARN: Site Observation Skills, Site Assessment Process, Design Evolution Process, Earthworks Process, Design and Work Methodology, Site Restoration with Cover Crops and Guild Planting considerations.

PROJECT BRIEF: This workshop will implement a permaculture master plan by converting old pasture with invasive grasses into a diversified food forest. The project will encompass 5 of 20 acres. Over time the property will be used to host an educational center for nature based early childhood education and multi-generational skill building workshops focused on sustainable methods of food production and preservation. The long-term goal is to provide opportunities for the local community and visitors to reconnect with each other and nature while cultivating more harmonious and resilient relationships.

Lead Instruction by Brian Kerkvliet co-steward of Inspiration Farm and a 15 year Permaculture practitioner, designer, consultant. A Student of Geoff Lawton in design methodologies and earthworks for Permaculture projects. Brian has designed and installed numerous projects around the county.

When: August Friday 13th 12pm through Sunday 15th 4pm

Where:  Facilitated on location at the client’s property, between Sumas and Kendall Wa. — Saar Creek Farms— 

Camping available and Meals provided

Cost: $450 |  Register before July 1st for the Early bird discount $375

Space is limited. Payment due upon registration. Limited Work trade and discounts available.

Click Here To Register

For information on the course please contact Brian at Inspiration Farm or call 360-319-2029

For information on camping, food, the project site please contact Connor or call 360-489-8098

Great Grafting Gathering ..Canceled

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Create your own Fruit Nursery Stock. Fruit Tree Grafting and Propagation from Cuttings. Pruning season is upon us! Remember to save scion wood for the Grafting Gathering! Bring Apple, Pear, Plum varieties from your neighborhood. Share and graft to start new trees! We will demonstrate basic grafting techniques. Select scion wood and rootstock to graft a tree to take home! plum rootstock will be available for a nominal fee. By sharing the scion varieties that people bring it will allow us each to have a mix of varieties. Also demonstrated will be a variety of techniques we use to propagate hard wood cuttings to create your own nursery stock from winter pruning activities. To register visit Inspiration Farm’s event listing

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Learn About Carbon

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Here is a well done simple little video explaining one of the largest issues left out of the climate change debate. Learning Permaculture has all the tools necessary to help fix this issue on every content. This video is based on the writing of Charles Eisenstein. Visit Charles’ Website for more related content: https://www.charleseisenstein.org/

Narrated by Charles Eisenstein
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