6th Annual Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks Course
October 8-10, 2017
Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks is a holistic approach to healing the land and making it more productive, using human scale labor and machinery to sculpt the earth. Join Spiral Ridge for our 6th annual Regenerative Permaculture Earthworks Course. Earthworks are one of the first and most important systems you want to set up on the landscape. Often times the rest of the design will follow the flow of water. Earthworks done wrong can cause many damaging and expensive problems. Slow, sink and store water in the landscape to mitigate drought and renew fertility. Receive hands-on instruction and gain experience as you survey, design, plan, layout and implement a real project. Plus you will get to see functioning earthworks already in place at Spiral Ridge Homestead.
Increased production Drought tolerance Passive water catchment
Establishment of regenerative systems Erosion Control
Land restoration Watershed restoration Rapid soil development
Climate change resilience Flood mitigation
According to Sepp Holzer, 70% of our agriculture is completed when we have our water systems designed and developed.
Join us for the longest, continuously running earthworks course in the states!
Lead instructors/organizers, Cliff Davis and Jennifer Albanese, co-own Spiral Ridge Permaculture, a family run education company specializing in permaculture, regenerative farming and nature connection. Their full-scale design firm, Edible Habitats, offers consultation, master planning and implementation, in the same specialities, including Keyline® design & plow services. Jen and Cliff also run Southeast Organic Supply, a developing organic farm & garden supply company. They developed these businesses out of their passion to; address cultural and ecological issues that demand real and lasting solutions, encourage more people to homestead and help save family farms, by making them more ecological and productive. They have over 26 years of combined experience studying and applying permaculture in temperate, tropical/subtropical and dry land climates and have taught hundreds of students permaculture and homesteading skills.
Cliff Davis has vast experience in the fields of permaculture, food forestry, organics, appropriate technology, natural building, deep nature connection and regenerative agriculture, that allow him to offer an integrative approach to land and culture repair. He empowers others to take a hands-on approach to design in his regular and advanced course offerings. His humor, straight-forward style and determination to make positive change, make him an engaging instructor, consultant and designer. He has taught over 40 courses, and has taken over 20 professional development courses. As a professional designer, he has worked for farms, intentional communities, school campuses and homesteaders. Cliff is the main instructor and curriculum developer for this course. He received his permaculture certificate in 2004 from the International Institute of Ecological Agriculture and his teacher training certificate from Dave Jacke. He later went on to co-teach the teacher training course, with Jacke. Cliff began teaching Earthworks classes in 2008. He has been trained by Warren Brush, Ric Valley, Darren Doherty, and Owen Hablutzel, in the use of various forms of earthworks. Experience matters. For a detailed look at his experience, training & mentors as well as a list of courses that he has taught, check out his full resume.
Course Details: Course venue is Spiral Ridge Permaculture. Includes meals and free camping. Please see Course FAQ’s page for more info. on venue, food and cancellation policy. If you are local and do not need meals or camping, write us for a reduced cost.