Advanced Permaculture Earthworks


Advanced Permaculture Earthworks


What You Will Learn:

  • Reading the landscape to understand topography, terraforming potential, and assessment of movable material.
  • Use of survey equipment, including laser level, frame level, Bunyip level, GPS tracking, and an understanding of elevational changes during a grading project.
  • Reading soil structure, in-field soil tests, understanding social structure and their differences, understanding the implications of soil type in earthwork projects.
  • Practical understanding of heavy machinery during an earthworks installation. How to avoid large scale errors and negative ecological impacts during the staging and use of equipment. Best operational practices for maintaining healthy soil structure, efficient use of time and energy, and tricks to get the project done.
  • The use of earthworks in Permaculture, Regenerative Agriculture, ecological homesteading and more. Best types of earthworks for these kinds of projects and how to decide to choose a tactic or how to know when doing nothing is the best plan of action!
  • Safety requirements, codes and compliance, tractor buying, leasing, and renting and much more.
  • During this course, we will layout and install a variety of small scale Permaculture earthworks in a safe environment.

Who is this course for:

  • Landscapers who want to learn permaculture best practices for earthworks.
  • Landscapers and other professionals who want to incorporate permaculture earthworks into their projects
  • Land stewards and homesteaders self-installing and designing ecological homesteads
  • Anyone who wants to learn about permaculture earthworks and the use of machinery in these landscapes.

Location: The Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95473 AND other locations close by.

Dates: September 2018

Time: 4 Days, TBD

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

Cost: $700