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Example of a pond without a liner

 
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Paul sent me this picture from the workshop he did near San Diego where they built a pond without a liner.

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pond without liner
 
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That is amazing did they make a video of the process? If so can it be viewed?
 
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The Southwest might not have alot of water but it sure has alot of good clay.
 
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Lots and lots and lots of video. I'm not sure what they are going to do with all the video, but when I know, I'll be sure to share that info.

 
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Lets keep in mind that this pond was dug one day prior to the photo. That's one rain which filled it. Seems like working with nature gave us a benefit. We also re-located 2 night snakes from the area, and put them in the rock crevices in the stakeholders garden.

This was an excellent experience. Wait till you all see the hugelkulture that we made!

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Exactly where in San Diego was this? Just curious cause I'm from there.
 
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This was in harmony grove!! It was amazing! I wasn't there for the building of the pond, but i attended the convergence! Felt lucky to have The Duke spreading some knowledge!! We got one inch of rain and that filled the pond pretty full! Another inch would have had it filling the swale and maybe going to the lower pond! Good times!!!
 
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Paul Wheaton and myself (i'm wearing the hat) at the pond in Harmony Grove San Diego!!
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At the pond in Harmony Grove!!
 
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looks great. did you build the dam? or do a dig out?
 
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luke allen wrote:looks great. did you build the dam? or do a dig out?



Both. There was a bit of a natural depression, so we dug that out and used the spoil to build up the lower areas to fill the dam. It was more dam building than digging a bowl.

Jacob Hatch was the local contractor that did the earthworks. He specializes in ponds, aquatic systems, and riparian landscapes. I would highly recommend him. He knows his sh*t.
 
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Kevin MacBearach wrote:Exactly where in San Diego was this? Just curious cause I'm from there.



It was built at the Sky Mountain Institute in Escondido (near Stone Brewery).

http://www.skymountain.org/
 
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Greg Campbell wrote:That is amazing did they make a video of the process? If so can it be viewed?



Lots of video - like 40 hours. Going to take a couples months to go through it all and end up with something that is quality and tight.
 
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Look forward to seeing that video! Was any Sepp-type vibration of the soil with machinery used? or just naturally watertight clay?

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mary yett wrote:Look forward to seeing that video! Was any Sepp-type vibration of the soil with machinery used? or just naturally watertight clay?

Manitoulin Mary



The hooves of pig feet, sepp style, was emulated w the excavator bucket to provide compaction. However we had to remove all organic matter from the area first, including roots. Roots are an evil enemy of natural pond/dam sealing.
 
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We now have the video and we're doing a kickstarter ...

 
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Great Job ! Looking forward to see that video. Anyone can recommend a video of a pond sealing (manually or vibrating) ?

New at the forum by the way...

Cheers !
 
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