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Advanced Drip Irrigation Workshop
With Robert Kourik

Advanced Drip Irrigation Workshop With Robert Kourik

Got water? One of our most precious natural resources, water has become a hot topic in recent years; how do we irrigate efficiently, how do we use this resource to maximize our benefits and minimize it’s use?  How often to irrigate is a topic of great debate. You don’t want to miss this 2-day experiential workshop. Come out and get your hands dirty with the latest data-driven methods. We’ve asked Robert Kourik, author of Drip Irrigation, for every landscape and all climates, to share these water conservation systems with you. He wrote the book on advanced drip irrigation! (A copy of the book is included with the course.) An important subject is the use of evapotranspiration (ET) data to schedule irrigation times. A theory as to why the integration of ET-based irrigation might best work on a daily basis will be presented. This workshop will cover basic and advanced irrigation theories, practices, design and installation.

What You Will Learn:

  •  Advanced drip irrigation practices, design and install
  • Best practices for assessing drip irrigation needs in a variety of settings including vegetable gardens, orchards, native gardens, rainwater catchment integration, and larger scale farm settings.
  • Most recent evapotranspiration data to maximize yields
  • The best drip irrigation materials to use and sources.
  • Assessing and designing for topography, pressure issues, and filtration.
  • How to use timers and controllers to automate your drip system.

Who This Course Is For:

  • Professional landscape designers, installers, and maintenance workers
  • Do-it-yourself homeowners and land stewards
  • Homesteaders
  • Farmers and permaculture practitioners
  • Anyone who wants to learn the ins-and-outs of a water-conserving drip irrigation system

Dates: May 26-27, 2018

Time: Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm with 1 hour for lunch

Location: The Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Cost: $235

 

About Robert:

Robert Kourik received his training in the field under the auspices of the School of Hard Knocks. He started one of the first organic landscape maintenance companies in America in 1974. He learned his trade skills from the inside-out and by working with clients throughout California and the country. Robert defined the genera of gardening called edible landscaping with “just” high school diplomas. It’s precisely because he didn’t go to college that allowed him to envision a field and profession which is both interdisciplinary (crossing all arbitrary collegiate department boundaries) and original. Robert Kourik is still trying to graduate from the School of Hard Knocks.