Wise Use of Water in the Food Forest

Wise Use of Water in the Food Forest

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Date/Time - 06/07/2020 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Boston Nature Center

This event has been rescheduled to:

1. online zoom workshop June 4.  Please register here.

2. The in-the-field workshop will be held as soon as small gatherings can be safely managed and are allowed in Massachusetts.

Learn how to direct rain water to where it is needed most by your Food Forest!  Use earthworks and plantings to naturally divert and store water.

Rainwater is an essential resource in food forests, but without careful management is easily squandered, or even cause serious damage. In this workshop, you will learn techniques to utilize water wisely. The workshop will cover a range of water capture, manageament, conservation and re-use options availalble in an urban or suburban setting, from rain gardens to cisterns. There will be plenty of hands-on experience using small earthworks to manage water at a BFFC host site. Our instructor Noah McKenna is an expert permaculturist, founding member of the Boston Food Forest Coalition, and worker-owner of Restoring Roots Cooperative, providing permaculture-based disign, stewardship, and education services in Boston and its environs.

This course is part of our Applied Permaculture 2020 series. You can sign up for this workshop, or, get a discount by signing up for the entire series.