Terra Forming: Gently sculpting the earth according to Permaculture principles to maximize energy storage and yields while harmonizing with the spirit of the land.
June 22nd & 23rd 10 AM- 4 PM
Price: Donations will be accepted for Brian's time. Please RSVP if you can.
Do you have an issue with too much water on your property or not enough at various times of the year? Come work and learn with us on an urban property to design and implement a series of small swales, raised beds, dry wells, spillways, silt/nutrient traps and potential pond. In a functional setting at an approachable scale.
This hands on workshop will cover how to survey and design property to best manage your water and nutrient resources on site throughout the year. We will look at seasonal trends, soil types and strata, design strategies, and performance functions. This two day workshop will start with understanding the goals and objectives for the project leading to the design process. Soil evaluation and surveying the key features where earthwork will be conducted will be covered next. Using a small machine we will execute the design. The second day we will follow up by hand, fine-tuning the geo-sculpting and cover planting with a host of cover crops and plants that will accelerate the healing and long-term stabilization and abundance of the system.
Workshop will be facilitated by Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm. Brian is a Permaculture Design Consultant and land steward. He has implemented numerous earthen water and nutrient management systems on their 12 acre farm over the last 6 years. Project will be hosted by David and Angela MacLeod in the Birchwood Neighborhood, Bellingham Washington.
For more information or to register, contact Angela MacLeod at 733-3541, or email angeluna dot macleod at gmail dot com.
Co-sponsored by Transition Whatcom and Hannegan Farm and Home
image source: Big Sky permaculture page on urban swales: