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Permaculture Principles of Water Management

March 9, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Keith will be speaking on Wednesday, March 9th at the 2016 ELA Conference:
Sustaining the Living Landscape
The 22nd Annual ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace
March 9 & 10, 2016 at the UMass Campus Center, Amherst, MA

Permaculture Applied to Conventional Landscapes
Applying Permaculture Principles to Water Management
with Keith Zaltzberg

The New England climate is changing. Heavier rainfalls are causing greater inundation, yet higher temperatures and longer-term dry conditions are resulting in dry soils. These new patterns require a rethinking of water management for landscapes. Permaculture offers a design framework and simple strategies for conserving water when and where it is over abundant and dispersing it where and when it is needed. Join Mr. Zaltzberg as he describes this whole-systems approach using integrated earthwork and planting patterns. Citing examples from the New England area, he will review design principles and specifications for choosing, sizing, and managing cisterns and tanks, rain gardens, contour swales, and Keyline systems.

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March 9, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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