Dates Announced for the Spring Pond Building Workshop
This spring we are doing a smaller then normal workshop. Total students seats is only 18 vs. the 45-50 we normally sell. The workshop will be focused on building back yard garden ponds.
- Date Sign Ups Open – Saturday, March 2nd, at 10 AM Central Time
- Date of the Workshop – April, 25th and 26th. Students may camp over until the 27th.
- Cost of the Workshop – $300 – $150 due at deposit and $150 due when you show up.
- Location – Nine Mile Farm near Azle Texas. Closest Airport is DFW about a 45 minute drive.
This is going to be a far more intimate workshop then we normally do. With only 18 students and a staff of about 4 we will get plenty of time to talk in depth with everyone. Meals as always will be off the hook. Day one will be lunch and dinner and day two will be breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
No concerts this time but we will be doing Barter Blanket Friday night. We will also be doing a beer/wine/mead tasting and just having a ton of fun.
This workshop will be 100% dedicated to the construction, design and management of small back yard ponds, 500-5000 gallons. We will be building from scratch a 12×12 pond holding about 3500-4000 gallons of water. We will cover construction, options for materials, plumbing and pump selection, habitat creation, biological and mechanical filtration and system cycling.
We will also discuss fish selection, fish kindergartens, growing aquatic vegetables, lighting and more. It is going to be one of the coolest workshops we have ever done. I estimate the entire project could be done in a day with this many students. So we will have plenty of cushion time to deal with whatever comes our way and lots of time to answer questions and help you with your own design and plans if you want to build a pond at your own homestead.
For more info see the video below and mark your calendar to be ready to log into the MSB and sign up at 10 am next Saturday the 2nd of March. As always MSB members will get first crack at coming and I expect to sell out in well under an hour. Deposits will be non refundable unless I can sell your seat to another student. Obviously the closer we get to the event the more difficult that becomes.