“Everyplace gets enough water, it’s just a matter of how you use it.” Zach Weiss
Bits of Wisdom:
- All site conditions (dry, wet, hot, sunny, shady) can be climatic advantages. It is just a matter of how you look at it.
- “Everyplace gets enough water, it’s just a matter of how you use it.”
- The Zones of Water – The Deep Zone, The Flat Zone, The Float Zone. Each has a unique function as it relates to a body of water. (22ish)
- The more connections that you can have within a system, the
- Want to build a pond? Start by building a small model on the site using the materials on site. See how it works, then scale up from there.
- Why water systems? Water systems are one of the few systems on a landscape that get you a return on your investment.
- “Not destroying the ecology to produce the economy, but producing the economy within the ecology.”
The Crater Garden at Sage Mountain Center – Part 1
The Crater Garden at Sage Mountain Center – Part 2
Sepp Holzer Style Earth Stable Workshop August 8th and 9th
In this workshop Zach Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems will lead the design and build out of a Sepp Holzer Style Earth Stable. Participants will get hands on experience building an earth stable made with boulders and black locust poles. You will walk away from this workshop with the knowledge needed to build this type of structure. There will be a short presentation on Saturday morning and then we will begin construction which will take all day Saturday and most of Sunday.
Holzer Tour, Austria -August 24th to September 4th
Over 40 years ago, Sepp Holzer created a paradise in the harsh Alps of Austria. Decades later, it stands as one of the best examples of Permaculture on earth, the Krameterhof.
In Summer of 2015 we will offer the chance of a lifetime for experienced and aspiring permaculturists alike to visit two of the most inspiring demonstration sites in the world. They will inspire you to see what is possible, and show you an amazing way to live.
Holzer Permaculture comes to life when the fertility of nature can be absorbed by all of your senses.
Connect with Zach Weiss:
You can contact Zach HERE.
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