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Permaculture in Action; Water harvesting

Project: Kalen

Posted by Jan Zijlstra about 12 years ago

Energy and nutrients tend to rush across a site quickly. The trick in capturing them is to slow down the flow, so that the system has time to absorb them. In this workshop we are going to work with one of the most important energies; water.

Time:         Sunday 10 April, 12.00 - 15.00h

Location:    Kalen`s Land




Kalen, platform for self realization and sustainable ways of Life
invites you to join a Permaculture workshop for Water harvesting.

One of the main objectives of a Permaculture designer is to make the best use of all the energies that are on the field. We want to store those energies and slow down the process of losing them off the field. Water is one of the most important energies we can work with.

In this 3 hour workshop we are going to redesign the existing water flows on the field in such a way that it serves our purpose the best. For this we are going to build a swale and are going to work on other water harvesting possibilities our land has to offer.

This workshop will be a hands-on workshop. Participants will be involved in the design of the swale and in the actual building of it. So it would be great that if you have a spade, shovel, grub hoe, mattock or other digging equipment, you bring it with you.

This series of workshops originates from the idea to make it possible for everyone who is interested to join us in this experience of learning about the process of developing land from scratch.

If interested to attend, please confirm your presents on Kalen´s event page on facebook.

NOTE: participants should take care of their transport - it would be ideal if those with vehicles write here if they have space for others, for coordination and for a lower ecological footprint. :-)

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