30th July - 10th August 2018, The Channon, NSW, Australia
Class Description: This two week earthworks course is a hands-on course that will help you design and implement water harvesting strategies on your property. In addition, this course gives great value to further enhance any serious consultant’s portfolio to have confidence when supervising contractors.
Earthworks construction can be a rewarding investment in your property. Enhancing the aesthetic appeal, functionality and value of your landscape are all realistic potential outcomes. However, it can be intimidating to order large machinery onto your property and getting it wrong can be discouraging and very expensive. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to get your earthworks right, first time around.
In this course, you will learn the theory and practice of Permaculture Earthworks – learning site design skills, surveying and directing earthmoving machines to establish dams, swales, terraces, access roads and more.
Upon completion you will understand the principles of permaculture design in earthworks: reading the site, interpreting contour maps and using surveying tools, placing elements in a design. You will be able to use the basic terminology for earthworks and soil water management, resolve issues and work with contractors to direct earth movers in action.
Teachers The main facilitator for this course is Geoff Lawton along with Glenn Armstrong our excavator expert . Geoff Lawton is internationally recognised as a leading earthworks engineer – having an extremely broad experience worldwide in setting up earthworks systems that drought-proof land and optimise productivity. Whilst we try to ensure that we advertise the correct teacher information on the site, due to unforeseen circumstances, the teachers may change at short notice.
Geoff Lawton is the main facilitator for this course. He is a Permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course with Bill Mollison in 1983. He holds a Diploma in Permaculture Education, Design, Implementation, System Establishment, Administration and Community Development given by the founder of Permaculture, Bill Mollison.
Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administrating and implementing, in 6 continents and close to 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies.
He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, and legal and economic systems.
Glenn Armstrong specialises in agricultural and Permaculture excavations and has been running a family owned and operated business since 1988. He has a wealth of local knowledge of Far North Coast, New South Wales.
Booking Information The standard price for this two week long course is 2,800 AU$ pp, or secure your spot now with a 500 AU$ deposit. Book 21 days in advance and save 300AU$
The standard course fee includes a camping site* (bring all your own gear!), three healthy meals a day (Mon to Fri), morning and afternoon tea & coffee break, free wi-fi, access to hot showers & kitchen facilities.
*Please note only 10 camping shelters are available. Plenty of ground space is available.
To book a space on this course please visit our website: Zaytuna Farm
Also, prior to the Earthworks and Water Harvesting course, we have a two week Permaculture Design Certificate course followed by a two week Permaculture In Action Course. If you are travelling from overseas you might want to make your visit to Australia really worth while, you can also take advantage of our special discounts with savings of up to 800AU$ with multi-course purchases. For more details take a look at our full course schedule on our website Zaytuna Farm
The Venue This course will be taught at Zaytuna Farm in The Channon, NSW, Australia. As one of the leading Permaculture demonstration sites in the world, Zaytuna Farm has a range of functioning systems including water harvesting, food production, and a very productive animal husbandry, all of which will add to the learning experience and make this course a very rich experience and one not to be missed.