Owen Hablutzel: “Water and Transformation in Dryland Systems – Resilience Science & Keyline Application” (IPC10 Presentation – Video) November 4, 2011 by The Permaculture Research Institute & filed under Regional Water Cycle, Soil Biology, Structure, Soil Composition, Soil Rehabilitation, Soil Conservation, Food Plants - Annual, Food Plants - Perennial, Plant Systems, Land, Courses/Workshops, Conferences, Soil Erosion & Contamination, Water Contaminaton & Loss Owen’s talk here is quite fascinating. While most in permaculture will recognise the importance of mainframe design, Owen’s talk goes a step further, and dips headlong into mainframe concepts as well. If you’re one of those right-side brain type people who just loves thinking a little above and beyond and immersing yourself into a bit of creative theory, you’ll find this talk from Owen hard to pause. If it doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, don’t panic, as Owen brings the theoretical aspects back onto the ground throughout, to show how it plays out (and boy does it play out) on a tangible property he’s been working on in the U.S. of A. — in this case the large broad acre Whirlwind Farm. In essence, Owen’s talk is about restorative, resilience farming: how we can think about it, and achieve it.