We're gonna spend the ten minutes on the first day hearing from the owner about what he wants. And then I'll spend the rest of the day explaining why he's nuts and what we're gonna do.
This place is dry and warm. And when the water comes, it is pretty flood-ish. So we are going to need designs to get the water that comes through to stick around a while.
I like the idea that everybody makes a design, and then I will tell you why I think your design is stupid and I want you to start over. You will get at least five sheets of paper with a raw map on it - so you get five tries to shut me up.
On the second day and third day we will have a freaky big trac hoe. And there will be lots of seeds. And maybe some plants. We're all doing it together - but if our plans are bigger than we can finish, the focus will be on all the students get a chance to experience a little big of everything.
We will definitely do hugelkultur, swales, laser levels, mulch and, the best part: we're gonna seal a pond without using a liner.
I read it incorrectly and I didn't find the contact link on the webpage, so I posted here.
It's your workshop, so I thought contact you, but now I realize you are likely too busy for such a minor detail.
Sorry for the confusion.
Here is what my brain saw
Tent camping on site will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring $10 cash to check-in, and note that we are located in a burn-ban area so bring a propane stove if you are planning on cooking. No pets are allowed. No smoking or alcohol allowed.
Harmony Grove also has cabins for rent from $30 to $60/night for two people. You can reserve one through them at either firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (760) 745-9176. No smoking or alcohol allowed, but pets are welcomed here!
Since camping space is limited, we send a special request to all of our San Diego Permies to consider opening their house/yard (rooms, couch, or tent space) for out-of-town permies. You can charge $ 10-30 and donate part of the income to the Southern California Convergence Funds. Please see under "Forums" for requests/offers of hospitality."
I'll check with the big cheeses to see about your accommodation.
Looking forward to this. Since we're just a couple weeks away, I wanted to square away details by asking some stupid questions.
When I first registered I asked about what time everyone should be there on the 6th. Diego mentioned probably 9a-5p daily. Is that still the thought?
For those of us not familiar with the road/traffic conditions, is there anything we should be aware of in order to get to the location safely and promptly, or is it pretty straightforward?
Is there any place on-site at the Institute to park that will not interfere with the equipment coming in or the design process, or should we just park somewhere on the road and walk?
The permifornia website mentioned there are structures on the property, is there one structure that students should head to on the first day, or should we just plan to run into people on the property?
Should we bring some kind of documentation to prove that we paid for the course?
Permaculture Greenville, NC
I wanna say that Paul did a fucking outstanding job teaching this workshop!!!
Working with nature benefitted the design process... An out of season rain filled up the pond that we had just constructed....without a liner.
Cheers to all of the wonderful new friends made.
Joe from NC
[Here's where the picture of Melissa petting the night snake was, but I removed it because somebody reminded me that Joe didn't want to be in pictures, and he was in the background behind Melissa. So, imagine a hand sticking into the frame, holding a small snake, and Melissa petting it & smiling, and Joe in the background somewhere, and that's more or less what was here. That's the Joe that posted a couple of times above, leaving his full name and city & state of residence, in case you were wondering. You'll just have to guess at what he looks like, though: NO PHOTOS!
The caption was the important bit. It said, "Melissa getting to know a night snake", or something like that. The important thing is, there were night snakes. I added another night snake photo below. Without Joe in it. The hand belongs to another person entirely.]
Laine MacTague wrote:[If anyone can tell me why I see only "Jacob and Alden test the water quality" in Paul's post above, and then a lot of empty space (no photos, videos, anything), please email me about it. Frustrating. I think that is happening for me in a lot of posts.]
I think you need Java and Flash enabled to play the videos. Also, you may have an add-on to stop stuff playing when you open a page. My other half's laptop was set like that and I had to disable add-ons every time I used it else I couldn't see the videos.
My Favorite photo from 3rd southern California Permaculture Convergence http://socalconvergence.org/ in San Diego March 9,10 2013 Paul Wheaton has met his match , the Youngman in coveralls takes on the Duke as he is trying to explain the earthworks to the crowd of wheatheads
Thanks you organizers for a great event
Note the kid with the Yoda hat.
You can listen to the podcast HERE.
If so, it would be good to document that as a follow up to the world domination gardening videos, comparing this property to a neighboring piece of land which was also hit by the fire but didn't have these water-retaining features.
Also, even though these elements were only in place for a short period of time, with little to no rain to hydrate the landscape in that year, was the damage perhaps less devastating as on neighboring properties?
I don't have much knowledge about the aftermath of such fires, but I'm curious if there is any noticeable difference, and how those differences might make a strong case for permaculture.