Drought-Proof your Farm

Using cost-effective eco-logical regenerative practices

We’re getting harder hit by drought. Standard solutions no longer seem enough. Earthworks like swales, contour banks, Natural Sequence Farming, and Keyline Design help. But there is a remarkably cost-effective technique that we tend to overlook – getting more water infiltrating and stored in our soil.

Vegetation provides shade and wind protection, reducing water loss from evaporation. Living ground covers, leaf litter, and mulch reduce runoff. But understanding the other indispensable role plants play in increasing water infiltration and storage in their soil, participants can develop cost-effective, practical solutions to drought-proof their farms.

Participants will explore ways to apply the eco-logical principles to their growing conditions and what they grow.

Who Benefits from this Workshop?

Learning from Nature supports farmers and food gardeners interested in exploring non-standard approaches to solve natural resource issues. We support growers to develop practical eco-logical solutions suiting their growing conditions and what they grow.

Practicalities

Delivered by Dr Wendy Seabrook in your community, this is a one-day workshop. Online the workshop is generally four sessions delivered over two weeks.

We partner with community groups, regional and international development organisations to run this workshop. Partners generally have extensive networks and media contacts for promotions. They organise registrations, the venue and catering. We can help by supplying marketing copy and images. Wendy can also be available to talk to journalists and on the radio as required.

Price (not including travel and accommodation) from $1500 excluding GST - $1850 (including copy of the Learning from Nature publication - 'Drought-Proof your Farm' for each participant).

 

>>Contact us to discuss running this workshop for your community

Phone on +61 7 4069 505