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Earthworks For Cold Climate Water Resiliency

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Ferintosh Hall

203 Glenmere Ave

Ferintosh, Alberta T0B 1M0

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Earthworks For Cold Climate Water Resiliency


Drought and flood are two sides of the same coin: A broken water cycle is the root cause of both. Join Takota Coen from Coen Farm and Rob Avis from Verge Permaculture for a 2-day workshop at the Coen Farm and the nearby Ferintosh Hall to learn how to design and implement low tech, low cost, nature-based earthworks that can build more effective and efficient water cycles on your land. The workshop will include a mixture of in-class presentation and activity time at the Hall, and field trips out to the Coen Farm where a 30 ton excavator and D3 Bulldozer will be actively constructing a variety of earthworks.


Topics will include:

  • Principles of water harvesting
  • The design and implementation process for a variety of water harvesting earthworks like, dugouts, dam and swales
  • Strategic snow harvesting with trees
  • Gravity water reticulation
  • Flood irrigation
  • Aquaculture
  • Using Google Earth Pro
  • Accessing contour maps
  • Much more!


Dress for the farm and the weather! Bring steel-toed boots and rain apparel if you have them.


Delicious beyond-organic Coen Farm lunches and snacks included! Note dietary restrictions when registering.


Cost is only $40. Space is limited! Register on Eventbrite by August 22.


Reasonably priced accomodations are available in Ferintosh, including the Ferintosh Campground or the Ferintosh Bed and Breakfast


This workshop made possible by the Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society, the Battle River Watershed Alliance, Win EcoScience Inc., Camrose County and the University of Alberta Augustana Campus.


This project was undertaken with the financial support of the government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change.

Ce projet a été réalise avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada agissant par l’entremise du ministère fédéral de ‘Environnement et du Changement climatique.

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Ferintosh Hall

203 Glenmere Ave

Ferintosh, Alberta T0B 1M0

Canada

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Refund Policy

No Refunds

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