Irrigation and Plumbing Practical 23 and 24 August 2014

Part of our Farm Establishment Series of Practical Workshops

David Spicer’s courses include 30% theory and 70% practical application. His approach to teaching comes from his proven practicality, having over 15 years’ experience in permaculture design and education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute Tasmania and Geoff Lawto;  managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute Australia Zaytuna farm.

Water is one of THE most important things in any garden or farm situation. Learn how to set up water systems to get water where you want and when you need it and without spending a fortune on plumbers.

We’ll be looking at examples of different water solutions and how these can apply to your own situation, as well as getting down and practical actually installing some irrigation basics such as drip, trough and first flush.

David is great at helping you make sense of what seems complex and delivering it in a simple, practical way. Don’t miss out on this great weekend course which will give you the confidence you need to work out solutions to your own water problems.

This workshop series is based at Caroola Farm, a permaculture farm in establishment.

Learning outcomes:

  • Planning and installing drip irrigation for gardens
  • Water systems for troughs
  • Harvesting water from the roof
  • Choosing tanks, downpipes and first flush systems
  • Understanding water infrastructure: boor, pumps, gravity fed etc.

Practical activities:

  • Setting up a first flush system
  • Connecting a water trough
  • Setting up drip irrigation
  • Locating and fixing leaks

Course Price: $250 for the full weekend course. Be quick for $205 ‘early bird’ price for first 10 students.

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Catering: The course will be fully catered with a light lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments as well as tea and coffee.

What to bring:

  • Yourself
  • A notepad
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Closed in shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves
  • Ear protection


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