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“We don’t need to reinvent manliness. We only need to will ourselves to wake up from the bad dream of the last few generations and reclaim it, in order to extend and enrich that tradition under the formidable demands of the present.”
– Waller R. Newell

Permaculture Research Institute of Australia


Ray Mears

Homestead Blessing

Biodynamic Education Centre

Water HarvestingJoin Geoff Lawton as he designs and builds a dam and swale system on a client's small acre farm.

Every detail is covered as we watch Geoff and his students build a water harvesting system using the design principles of Permaculture.

You will learn and understand many advanced concepts:

  • Inspecting at the site with Geoff
  • Surveying and understanding contours and problem areas
  • Planning the site using laser and dumpy levels
  • Connecting swales to maximise Water Harvesting
  • Briefing excavator drivers and what to look for
  • Clearing the site, subsoils and problem areas
  • Establishing the dam keyways, waterline level and freeboard
  • Building the dam and how not to collapse it
  • Spillways and diversion channels
  • and much more





Host: Geoff Lawton




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