Land and Watershed Restoration in Native Country (Navajo/Dine) – Practical Permaculture Training 2011
WHAT IS IN THIS CLASS?
This is a five-day permaculture workshop on land remediation and watershed restoration, that includes working with forest, grazing and farmland. The class will held be on the Navajo Reservation near Window Rock, Arizona. Students will participate in various restoration techniques. This class is recommended for land owners, dryland farmers and ranchers, land restoration specialists, students of ecological design and biology, watershed management specialists, and permaculture graduates interested in dryland sustainability.
The days will be spent in classroom discussion and practical work on the land, examining past mistakes and successes; learning principles and practical applications of building soil, increasing biodiversity, arresting soil erosion, and harvesting rainwater to sustain plants, animals and the local community. From building small erosion control structures, to planting, thinning, mulching, digging swales, spreading seeds, sculpting the land this class provides a wealth of knowledge on broadscale land restoration from a permaculture perspective.