[Sdpg] Quail Springs HandsOn Permaculture Design Certification and Applied Watershed Restoration Courses

Quail Springs Permaculture info at quailsprings.org
Sun Oct 7 22:43:56 PDT 2012

HandsOn Permaculture Design Certification Course
with Warren Brush & team
at Quail Springs Permaculture

Dates: October 28 - November 11, 2012

A few partial work trade positions still available, inquire ASAP :)

Immerse yourself in permaculture in action with this 14-day learning  

Share in the joy of community learning together and changing the world.

Take home the ability to design and apply natural principles to create  
stable and resilient systems that provide food, water, shelter and  
energy needs while regenerating ecology, community and economy.

Hands-On Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) is sponsored  
by Quail Springs Permaculture, an internationally recognized  
permaculture education organization.

The grassroots Permaculture movement promotes effective methodologies  
for attaining sustainability worldwide.

This 2-week course covers the permaculture curriculum for  
certification, and includes hands-on learning in a diversity of  
applied topics that lead to sustainability for individuals, families,  
businesses and communities.

Instructors:  Learn with Warren Brush, international educator, founder  
of True Nature Design and co-founder of Quail Springs, with a team of  
passionate and knowledgeable instructors.

Course Topics include an introduction to:

Integrated Design - Biomimicry - Sm. Scale Food Production  Integrated  
Pest Mgmt  Composting  Tree Planting  Water Harvesting -Greywater  
Systems  Compost Toilet Systems  NaturalBuilding Earthworks  Watershed  
Restoration  Keyline  Appropriate Technology Beekeeping  
BioEngineering  Alternative Economics -Green Job Preparation - 
Livestock Care  Goat Milking  Pastured Poultry  Cheese Making  Bread  
Baking  Saving the Harvest Community Building  Nature Awareness

Permaculture is a conscious integrated design system based on ecology  
and sustainability principles to create resource efficient and  
productive human environments and reduce our footprint on the  
earth.Permaculture provides a framework for consciously designed  
landscapes that mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature  
that provide diversity, stability, and resilience.These systems yield  
an abundance of shelter, water, energy, and food for the provision of  
local needs.

Registration Information -Early registration is advised.
Cost includes tuition, materials, meals and tent camping nearby.
$1150 early bird discounted rate (for payment in full by August 24,  
$1450 ($300 deposit holds your space)

email:info at quailsprings.org
phone: 805-886-7239


Applied Watershed Restoration and Introduction to Keyline Design &  
with Craig Sponholtz, Dryland Solutions, Inc.
and Owen Hablutzel, Holistic Management InternationalCertified Educator

at Quail Springs Permaculture

Dates: November 27 - December 1, 2012

Applied Watershed Restorationis designed for landowners and land  
managers, as well aspractitioners, farmers, ranchers, restorationists  
and advancedstudents of Permaculture. It emphasizes working  
with,rather than against, nature and will establish the  
foundationalknowledge needed to work effectively with ourmost precious  
resource, water.

Increase your working knowledge of water harvesting, erosioncontrol  
and stream restoration practices with this four-day,intensive, hands- 
on workshop.

Acquire the criticalskills needed to recognize the root-causes of  
watershedproblems and identify the best opportunities tomake  

Learn how to assess, design, planand implement projects that utilize  
runoff as a resource.

Directlyapply these new skills during the watershed restoration  
practicumand graduate with the confidence to evaluate the pros andcons  
of any water harvesting, erosion control and restoration techniques.

In addition, gain exposure to cutting-edge watershedrestoration  
methods including natural channel design, inducedmeandering and agro- 
ecological restoration.

Topics include:

Watershed Patterns and Processes -Reading Water Patterns and  
Processes,Form and Function of Channel Systems,Erosion and Deposition  
Dynamics,Watershed Health and Degradation

Landscape-Scale Passive Water Harvesting -Passive Water harvesting  
Features,Traditional Runoff Farming ,Agro-Ecological Restoration,Water  
harvesting Earthworks,Simple Irrigation Systems

Degradation Prevention and Restoration -Watershed Restoration  
Principles,Restoration Project Development,Low Energy Sheet flow  
Treatments,In-Channel Grade Control Treatments,In-Channel Headcut  
Treatments,Bank Erosion Treatments,Watershed Restoration Applications

Watershed Restoration Practicum - Site Assessment and Survey Skills,  
Restoration Project Design,Project Planning and Logistics, Site  
Layout, Hands-on Structure Building

Introduction to Keyline Design and Application -Background and  
Understanding Keyline Geography,Keyline Pattern Cultivation,Integrated  
Farm Planning,Soil Formation Essentials,Practicum


Craig Sponholtz,Dryland Solutions, Inc.:   Craig founded Dryland  
Solutions, Inc. in 2003 and continues to design and implement  
watershed restoration projects throughout the Southwest. He is an  
expert heavy equipment operator specializing in low impact techniques  
and the creation of artistic in-stream structures. Craig teaches  
watershed restoration techniques internationally and strives to foster  
beneficial relationships between people and the watersheds they live in.

Owen Hablutzel, Holistic Management InternationalCertified Educator/  
Keyline Trainer

Registration Information Early registration is advised.
Cost includes tuition, materials, meals and tent camping nearby.
$525 early bird discounted rate (for payment in full by September 1,  
$595 regular tuition
Couples rates and payment plans available. Partial work trade  
positions go quickly!

email:info at quailsprings.org
phone: 805-886-7239

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