Weekend of Water Wise Workshops Oct 6th & 7th

Come learn about water wise permaculture landscaping techniques in this hands-on two day series of workshops on Oct 6th & 7th from 9am to 6pm.

Ins & outs welcomed!
$10-$40 sliding scale daily entry
Lunch and snacks provided

Large Raffle with prizes from local vendors
Learn to build soil and minimize or even eliminate the need for irrigation all while reforesting a property and rejuvenating a creek inside of 70 year old forest!Schedule (subject to change):

Saturday 10/6

9-9:30 Introduction to the educators, this site, and Permaculture!
9:30-11 French Drains and Small Ponds with Dani Slabaugh, owner of Yard to Table Gardens landscaping company
11-11:30 Break with snacks and drinks
11:30-1 Composting Systems with Dustin Fedako of East Austin Compost Peddlers1-2:30- Lunch: home cooked meal provided by the hosts
2:30-4 Swales and Hugulkulture with Theron Beaudreau, Co-founder of Community Cultivators and Permaculture Design Instructor
4-4:30 Break with snacks and drinks
4:30-6pm Sheet Mulching with local permaculturalist and mulch enthusiast, Josh Torres
AND Cover Cropping from the bulk department with Ryan Capistrant gardener at Garden of the Ancients
Childcare & Permaculture Education provided on Saturday for children 6-12 by GrowinTogether founder Joe Carr

Sunday 10/7

9-9:30 Introductions, Site and Permaculture (Beth & Theron, all present if possible)
9:30-11 Permeable Paths with Jayson Anton, owner of Zen Designs landscaping company
11-11:30 Break with snacks and drinks
11:30-1pm Rainwater Catchment Systems with Joe Carr, founder of GrowinTogether childrens after school permaculture education program
1-2:30 Lunch: home cooked meal provided by the hosts
2:30-4 Seed Starting Systems with Chowgene Koay, Co-Founder of Community Cultivators, Permaculture Design Consultant, and children’s natural science educator
4-4:30 Break with snacks and drinks
4:30-6pm Food is Free Project Wicking Bed Installation with Natalie Atwater of R.O.O.T.S. EcoVillage
Childcare and children’s educational activites for Sunday provided by Addie Broussard, Natural Science Educator at Westcave Preserve and Joe Carr, founder of GrowinTogetherAdditional talks and mini-workshops on:
Native Plant Propagation*
What the Weeds Know*
Invasive Running Bamboo Solutions*
When Irrigation is Needed: methods and practices*
*by Logan Keech, Denton Weaver, and Ryan Capistrant, gardeners at Garden of the Ancients
Texas Native Meidicinal Herbs by Carla Vargas-Frank owner of Nomadica Apothecary
Yoga by private instructor Melissa Lorraine Hagen
Soil Amendments for proper drainage by Alexa Villalobos of Fertile Grounds landscaping
Irrigation Systems by Steven Hebbard of Mobile Loaves and Fishes
Water wise workshopsThis is a rain or shine event that will only be rescheduled in the event of extreme weather.
Then it will be rescheduled for the following weekend.
More details will be posted closer to the event.

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