Permaculture Earthworks and Swales on Contour Workshop

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Lost Valley Educational Center

81868 Lost Valley Lane

#9622

Dexter, OR 97431

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Permaculture Earthworks and Swales on Contour Workshop -Learn how to design, plan and develop a natural water harvesting system

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Permaculture Earthworks and Swales on Contour Workshop

Pre-Northwest Permaculture Convergence Workshop

Teacher: David Ahlgren

Special Sessions by: Pat Rasmussen and Penny Livingston-Stark

Class Description:

Join world-renowned Permaculture Consultant, researcher and educator David Ahlgren as we learn how to design, plan and develop a natural water harvesting system, food forest foundation and Land restoration methods. Special Sessions will be taught by Pat Rasmussen and Penny Livingston-Stark.

In addition to this class/workshop, David offers each of his students a full year of mentorship and works to do site evaluations for each student as is viable within his schedule.

As we learn advanced methods of restoration with earthworks, we will be initiating the second phase of earthworks for Lost Valley. The class will cover all aspects of this specific project along with covering the methods needed for any earthworks restoration project. Most sessions will be taught in a workshop style with open discussion and demonstrating on-site decision making practices.

Sessions/Break down of topics:

Site Evaluation

Access

Planning

Economics(surplus)

Equipment

Finding contours

Swale Design and implementation

Level Sills

Swivel Joints

Methods

Equipment Demonstrations

Pond integration and applications

Round table discussion

Amenities: Camping on site and cooking in an outdoor kitchen are included in the price. Please bring food for yourself and/ or to share with the group.

Registration: E-mail Pat Rasmussen edibleforestgardens@gmail.com with your name, e-mail, phone and what interests you about the workshop. Pay online with Eventbrite or send a check to Edible Forest Gardens, PO Box 13273, Olympia, WA 98508.

Contact Pat at 509-669-1549.

We hope all students who join us for this workshop, also join us all weekend for the 2019 Northwest Permaculture Convergence. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

David Ahlgren’s Bio:

David Ahlgren is a seasoned and innovative permaculture consultant, educator, researcher and innovative land steward. He helped plant a food forest for the first time on the island of Guam at age 7. He was sent to the United States as an orphan when he was 16. In college, due to many city zoning citations for his agricultural and green-energy experiments on a small city lot, he purchased 13 acres for a home and permaculture research.

In 2007 David returned to the island of Guam for a consulting project to find his childhood food forest a self-sustaining and regenerating cornucopia of nutrient dense food. The contrast between the food forest and the surrounding conventional farms inspired David to dedicate the next 10 years to research and large scale food forest food production on his 120 acres in Oklahoma.

Thanks to both the education and mentorship of Geoff Lawton, the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and many others, David has succeeded at researching and developing methods of large scale food forest production, using swales, insights from extensive observation, and innovation. The researched methods of planning, integration and observation have proven to not only restore land but cause exponential growth of topsoil, diversity, nutrient density.

David has a Bachelors in Business Administration with a study emphasis in Economics and International Trade. This equips David to teach and apply realistic designs that can be applied on the large scale.

David's consulting portfolio includes over 10,000 acres of production across the nation.

In 2011, David started research and development in off-grid solar power applied to permaculture. Over the past 6 years he has engineered, installed and managed over 100kw of solar power resulting in over 1000Mw of sustainable energy harvest.

He has worked professionally in every major climate zone across the nation, consulting on homesteads, farms, cities and intentional communities.

Thanks to many great mentors, clients, friends and our beautiful universe, today David lives, works and plays as a Food Forest Designer, Permaculture Educator, Solar Power Engineer, Wholistic Life Coach, Community Planner, and Friend.

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Lost Valley Educational Center

81868 Lost Valley Lane

#9622

Dexter, OR 97431

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