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Optical Surveying for Earthworks & Water Systems, Advanced Permaculutre Course

melanie Mindlin
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Optical Surveying; Sharpen Your Eyes!  Layout Skills for Earthworks and Water Systems
Advanced Permaculture Certificate Course with Tom Ward
October 2010, 6 day course, $450
Early registration by Sept. 1st $350

Two extended weekends, Fridays - Sundays, October 1-3 and 15-17
In the Little Applegate, Southern Oregon

For more information and registration, call Melanie 541-482-7909 or e-mail me at [email]sassetta@mind.net[/email]

Learn essential skills for implementing permaculture projects.
Course includes use of surveying tools, keyline, mapping, flagging trails, staking pond, swale building, flagging keyline, pump lift calculating, water pressure, tools practice and review of surveying applications for permaculture projects.

Optical Surveying for Earthworks will practice using surveying tools that are not digital or electric (no battery devices).  Students will learn swale, terrace, ditch and pond layout, profile cross-section drawing, keyline and trail system locating, solar assessment, ditch and wiggle water way layout, small cabin orientation and pad layout, staking, note taking, and compass and map reading.  We will use telescope-like devices and other hand tools such as sight levels, pocket transits, builders levels, A-frames and various vertical measurement rods, as well as measuring tapes and wheels.  The course will include flagging for trails, swales and ponds, as well as observations on the landscape with mapping of plants, birds and trees.

The course is held at Wolf Gulch Ranch where Tom has designed and surveyed trails, ponds, swales, keyline terraces, and water and irrigation systems over the last 10 years.  Camping included; participants provide their own food.

The permaculture design course is a prerequisite for getting an advanced certificate from this course.  Others may have the certificate held until they have a PDC certificate.  You must complete all six days of the course to get your certificate.  The course is open to all who have a working knowledge of Permaculture.

For more information and registration, call Melanie 541-482-7909, sassetta@mind.net
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