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Advanced Permaculture Training: Optical Surveying for Earthworks (White Salmon, WA / September '12)

 
Leonard Barrett
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Location: Portland, OR
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Full info and regirstation @ http://pdxpermaculture.com



Basic surveying and layout are essential skillsets for every farmer, homesteader, designer, and consultant. In this six-day course (Sept. 8-13), Tom Ward teaches the use of many types of analog (non-battery operated) surveying tools, along with advanced skills in keyline, pond and swale layout, mapping skills, and other core competencies for design and execution of permaculture projects.

Students will become familiar with swale, terrace, ditch and pond layout, profile cross-section drawing, keyline and trail system locating, solar assessment, ditch and wiggle water way layout, small cabin orientation and pad layout, staking, note taking, and compass and map reading. We will use telescope-like devices and other hand tools such as sight levels, pocket transits, builders levels, A-frames and various vertical measurement rods, as well as measuring tapes and wheels. The course will include flagging for trails, swales and ponds, as well as observations on the landscape with mapping of topographic, ecological, and cultural data.

The 72-Hour permaculture design course is a prerequisite for getting an advanced certificate from this course. Others may have the certificate held until they have a PDC certificate. You must complete all six days of the course to get your certificate. The course is open to all who have a working knowledge of Permaculture.

Course Details

When: September 8-13, 2012

Where: Atlan Center, White Salmon, WA (More about venue below)

Course Fees

A deposit of $250.00 is due with registration. At time of registration, you can indicate when you will be ready to pay the remaining balance. Remaining balance required to secure early bird pricing will be due by the following dates:

Early Early Bird (Before 7/1): $895.00

Early Bird (Before 8/1): $995.00

Full Price (After 8/1): $1195.00
 
Jason Long
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This seems like a great workshop. Unfortunately, I am on the complete opposite side of the US - Homestead, FL.

I hope you enjoy this
 
Leonard Barrett
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Just a quick update, the early early bird rate expires at the end of this month, and we expect registration to be picking up soon!

Cheers,

LB
 
Leonard Barrett
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Early Early Bird pricing has expired, but regular Early Bird pricing is good through the end of July! If you have any questions about this course, please feel free to contact courses [at] pdxpermaculture.com

Thanks and best!

 
2016 Permaculture Design Course at Wheaton Labs http://richsoil.com/pdc
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