Designing water into landscape with Geoff Lawton

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  1. Nick Ritar

    Nick Ritar Junior Member

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    December 18-20 near Mudgee NSW, Australia.

    In this 3-day intensive earthworks course Geoff Lawton will teach you how to harvest, direct and retain water on any piece of land, no matter what the rainfall. The course is hands on with dams and water harvesting elements being constructed on site during the course. You will see the works at all stages of completion including newly surveyed and recently constructed dams of many types.

    The course covers;
    * Site assessment
    * Water resource identification
    * Soil types for construction
    * Dam types, their strengths and weaknesses
    * Water harvesting systems, swales, check-dams and gabeons
    * Earthmoving equipment - bulldozers, scrapers, excavators etc
    * Surveying your site
    * Plans and drawings
    * Engaging contractors
    * Supervising works
    .....and much much more

    This knowledge is crucial for all landholders who want high levels of water retention on their property, an incredible resource that flows on to improved pastures, better cropping, effective beneficial ecosystems and soil carbon sequestration.

    Geoff Lawton is founding director of the acclaimed Permaculture Research Institute, working in more countries and co-ordinating more projects on the ground than any other Permaculture institute today. This is a rare oppourtunity to see Geoff teach his pet subject as a stand alone short course.

    Location & Travel

    The course will be held on our demonstration site, Milkwood Farm, south of Mudgee NSW Australia. Milkwood Farm is an easy 4 hour drive from the Sydney CBD or 40 minutes from Mudgee Airport.

    Milkwood Farm
    1466 Campbells Creek Rd
    Carcalgong via Mudgee NSW 2850

    Please visit our website for the exact location and loads more information.
    https://www.milkwoodpermaculture.com.au
     
  2. Jez

    Jez Junior Member

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    G'day Nick,

    A couple of questions...

    a) What's the course fee?

    b) Do you have any idea offhand how much this is going to overlap with Geoff's forthcoming DVD?
     
  3. Nick Ritar

    Nick Ritar Junior Member

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    Hi Jez,

    the course fee is $485 inc GST. We are currently investigating Farmbis subsidies and expect that many people will qualify for a 65% discount via their funding program. Bring the cost down to around $170.

    I'm sure the course will cover similar topics to the DVD, but in much greater detail than possible in a DVD. The course is 24 hours of face to face and practical demonstrations.

    We are hoping to make the DVD available to students on the course.

    Cheers
    Nick
     
  4. Jez

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    Thanks Nick, I'll pass the info on and hopefully get you a couple of participants.
     

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