Plant The Rain Permaculture Course


Join Brad Lancaster for an Earthship / Earthworks Workshop!

As Human Beings we have an interdependent relationship with the entire planet. We also have a special and immediate dependency on the planet's dwindling water resources. Permaculture, like an Earthship, is a sustainable design system that enables healing relationships between human beings and the living systems of our host planet.

The Earthship Academy presents a special hands-on permaculture workshop w/ rainwater harvesting wizard, Brad Lancaster. Brad is the author of Rainwater
Harvesting for Drylands & Beyond, Volumes I, II & III. In his public assessment discussion and 5 day course, Earthship Biotecture's radically sustainable green buildings will converge with whole system
permaculture design earthworks!

  • Learn to assess and build on a site's existing potential.
  • Achieve Hands-on implementation of water harvesting earthworks, led by Brad with the earthwork experience of the Earthship Community.
  • Explore holistic homestead design that enhances and benefits from surrounding soil, water and vegetation.
  • Transform exposed, arid landscapes with free, onsite waters and sheltering vegetation that produces an abundance of resources such as food, shade, medicine, wildlife habitat, wind breaks, and more.  
  • Co-Design earthworks using key principles and ethics to maximize benefits for Earthships, (as well as other types of dwellings) and the landscape where they reside.   
  • Live in and interact with Earthships for the duration of the workshop.

2 Earthship Way
Tres Piedras, NM

Dates: August 12 –17, 2014

$725 -- Covers course, materials, housing and open talk reviewing your assessment and opportunities.
$600 -- Covers course, and materials

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What you will need to bring with you:
Sunscreen, hat for the sun, sun glasses, comfortable clothes for work, that you don't mind soiling, water bottle, a way to take notes, bunyip level, shoestring level, work gloves.

Suggested reading Rainwater Harvesting for drylands and beyond vol I & II

Location : Earthship Biotecture World Headquarters


About Earthship Biotecture

Earthship construction drawings are designed to meet standard building code requirements so you can get a permit no matter where you are. Earthship Biotecture is beyond LEED Architecture. Earthships are green buildings that meet standard building codes. EarthshipBiotecture is based on the work of principal architect, Michael Reynolds. (see: media resume)

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