Permaculture Earthworks

Saturday 3rd August – 9.30 to 4.30pm (incl. morning tea and lunch)

Sunday 3rd August – 9.30 to 4.30pm (incl. morning tea and lunch)

What you will learn about? Faced with drought and desertification, well-designed water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. It can result in increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, reforestation and enhanced ecosystem resilience.

About David Spicer? – Having taught and worked on various projects extensively within Australia and internationally, such as Morocco, Jordan, Palestine and New Caledonia, David Spicer has covered a broad array of different soil types, topography and climatic zones. David is a valued member of the Permaculture Sustainable Consulting team headed up by Geoff Lawton. He is a master of practical and logical mainframe permaculture design which allows him to give his extensive experience of life and the cost involved to change a site. He has majored in the design water harvesting and storage earthworks which frames all regenerative farming. David has the distinction of being Registered Teacher #5 with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia.