Applied Permaculture 9: Water and earthworks

Applied Permaculture 9: Water and earthworks

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Date/Time - 08/24/2019 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

This event has been rescheduled for August 24!  There is still time to register!


Learn how to structure your landscape to capture, store, and save water, and create micro-climates and terraces for your plants through earthworks!

In this combined rainwater catchment and earthworks workshop we will work on a project that brings both together.

Rainwater is essential to your food forest plants, but without careful management, much of that precious rainwater will run off and be lost. In this workshop, you will learn how to capture and store rainwater, how to divert it to the plants that need it most, and how to use water sparingly as we implement a water-saving or water-catchment project.  Earthworks are one way to capture, store, and divert water, but you can also use them to create micro-climates and terraces in your food forest. In this afternoon workshop you will learn about earthworks by implementing a project at one of BFFC’s sites using tools that are readily available.

Our instructor Noah McKennah, co-owner of Restoring Roots in Jamaica Plain with years of experience implementing permaculture gardens.

The location of this workshop is in Needham.  The address will be sent to you when you register.

You can take this course as part of the Applied Permaculture Series.