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Designing Water in Your Landscape

February 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Water is the basis for all life but we can’t always count on the right quantity at the right time for optimal plant growth in our permaculture systems. Effective management of water is frequently needed and must be designed into our projects.

This class will discuss systems that capture, store and redistribute rain, surface water, snow melt, and ground water as well as cope with the ever-increasing and more extreme precipitation events. There will be an emphasis on the challenges that students have in their project so bring photos (on a jump drive) or drawings of your drainage system to problem solve as a class.

This class builds on the content of the Water 101: Capture, Store, and Harvest on Your Site.

During this course we will discuss water collection, storage and distribution systems for small sites. Part of the class will be conducted as a discussion and problem solving of water design on your properties. Please bring a Jump-Drive with photos and plan drawings of your project site. We will be discussing each site and lead students through the design/problem solving process.

PLEASE bring photographs of your project site, students won’t get much out of the class if they do not bring photos.


February 22, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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MCAD – Classroom 410
2501 Stevens Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404 United States