Education/Training: Soil Building and Water Management Systems Courses Available (English and Spanish)

1 Day and 3 Day Course Available Accredited through the Central Coast Water District (5 and 15 Units) Integrated farm management, building topsoil, and developing water management systems can all help to increase yields and profitability. In times of drought, these systems can prove to be extremely important in the survival of the farm as well as the eco-system within which it is based. For more than two decades, Australian agricultural producers have been faced with serious threats of drought and salinity increases in their soil. This intensive three-day course will provide agricultural producers with a solid introduction to a series of innovative soil building and water management techniques originally developed in Australia. Instruction includes an overview of the principles as well as hands-on opportunities in the field to use survey and design tools, test plowing techniques and design individualized systems for one’s own farm or ranch.

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1-Day Course

Offered: November 1st, 9am – 5pm 1-Day course fee:  $35 Includes lunch and dinner Sunday evening (5:30pm - 7pm) 5 Units with the Central Coast Water District Topics covered:
  • Principles of topsoil development
  • Principles of integrated farm planning
  • Introduction to local watershed
  • Principles of mixed species agroforestry
  • Principles of water drainage and storage

3-Day Course

Offered: November 1st -3rd, 9am – 5pm 3-Day course fee: $100 Includes lunch all three days and dinner Sunday and Monday (5:30pm - 7pm) 15 Units with the Central Coast Water District Topics covered:
  • Principles of topsoil development
  • Principles of integrated farm planning
  • Principles of mixed species agroforestry
  • Overview of watershed and water quality management
  • Principles of water drainage, harvesting and storage
  • Land component analysis
  • Survey techniques and equipment
  • Use of livestock in soil building and rangeland development
  • Keyline plowing techniques and design
  • Tree ground preparation and establishment
  • Water management techniques, design and construction

Course Location

The course will be held at the Aromas Grange Corner of Bardue Street and Rose Avenue, Aromas, CA Click here for directions

Registration

Register on-line to pay with a credit card or by check. Contact our office with questions: www.regenerativedesign.org (415) 868-9681

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