Courses/Workshops — by Bill Wilson September 20, 2012
What: Full Day Workshop on Desert Agriculture
Where: Cal-Earth, 10177 Baldy Lane, Hesperia, California 92345, U.S.A.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 9am to 5pm
Photo © Craig Mackintosh
Cal-Earth Institute and Midwest Permaculture are proud to announce a special event at the very end of our joint training program. Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and his wife Nadia will be giving a full day workshop on desert permaculture applications.
Midwest Permaculture and Cal-Earth have invited the Lawtons to share of their experience with desert climates. More specifically, we will ask Geoff and Nadia what lessons could be applied from their "Greening the Desert" experience to the Cal-Earth site which sits along the edge of the Mojave Desert in Hesperia, California.
Schedule for the Day
8:30 Registration – Informal Gathering
9:00 Geoff and Nadia Share Lessons of Desert Agriculture – Updates on ‘Greening the Desert’
11:00 Walk Cal-Earth Grounds and Brainstorm Desert Permaculture Applications
12:30 Lunch (List of local restaurants will be provided.)
2:00 Further Explanation of Permaculture Applications to Desert Designs
3:30 Geoff and Nadia on “Hopeful Permaculture Stories from Around the World and Next Steps.”