Nick Ferguson of Permaculture Classroom and our expert council is implementing a major earthworks design for the Ferguson homestead and it is set to be held October 22-24, 2015, on his family farmsted in Saline, Louisiana.
Come and have a great time learning and visiting with new friends and old. There will be campfires and lots of time to visit and talk about everything under the sun. Come for the networking, to meet and greet friends from the TSP forum.
And yes I will be personally attending as Nick assistant instructor for this course. During this course we will be installing and finishing off multiple ponds sites with main frame swale integration.
Those of you who have been to my farm know that such a complex installation is not possible at Nine Mile Farm, but Nick’s place is in sand and clay, 7 acres of scrub pine that is about to get a full on Geoff Lawton treatment with Ferguson special sauce.
If you want a crash course in how to design and set up your homestead for function stacking success, you don’t want to miss this event!
We will be installing swales, small ponds, hugel beds, and a market garden space. We will teach you Holistic Small Farm Design and Layout. You will learn where to place buildings and why, what to do with water, how to install earthworks to passively harvest water and use it to your advantage. How to use animals to improve and develop your property. You even get to see the screwups Nick has made through the years, and learn from his mistakes.
So if you have ever wanted to be part of a full on installation with interconnected ponds, swale systems overflowing to other swale systems and full on pond construction, come on out to Louisiana and Nick and I will give you an education you just won’t believe.