Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harvesting Water the Permaculture Way with Geoff Lawton

This DVD from ecofilms ( looks at a small acreage farm and follows Permaculture teacher Geoff Lawton and a team of students as they consult with a client, survey the landscape and discuss the best way to capture rainwater and divert it into a series of swales to feed a dam system that they will construct over the course of three days. This DVD explains each step of the way and is a good introduction to Permaculture Earthworks construction and explains the basics of good design to harvest water passively as well as potential problems with excavation and how to deal with those issues. This DVD ends when the swale and dam system is completed. See our Establishing a Food Forest DVD on how to plant on the swale system and grow abundant food once your earthworks is in place. Video duration is approximately 70 minutes with a number of extras including an extended interview with Geoff Lawton’s “Greening the Desert” video and a look at Permaculture Earthworks systems around the globe.

You can purchse this DVD from the Eco Films website:
Harvesting Water the Permaculture Way

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