Friday, January 16, 2009

Permaculture/Slope Terracing Workshop @ the Old Poor Farm 3.7.2009

Here's an announcement re. an upcoming permaculture related workshop on Slope Terracing brought to you by the folks @ Abundance Permaculture Consulting. For those of you who have never heard of Abundance, they not only provide permaculture consulting for folks in our region, but they were also contracted by Clark County to help develop the Old Poor Farm/WSU Extension property on NE 78th St. in Hazel Dell. You can read more about their involvement with the project here:

Ne 78th St. Project

Now for the details on the workshop from Deston Denniston of Abundance Permaculture:

Howdy Friends,

I'm happy to make official the promotion to bring Sepp Holzer to demonstrate Slope Terracing on March 7-8. This is for you farmers, or your farming friends. Please forwad this message to anyone you know who may be interested in attending this workshop on erosion free terrace construction on slopes. This workshop is valid for farmers and foresters alike. Sepp's methods have produced a veritable Eden in some of Austria's steepest forest terrain. We have a small John Deer with a bucket and are working to get a backhoe for this demonstration- as long as weather permits, this will be a hands on field day. Sepp will field questions and demonstrate use of the machinery to insure stable terrace construction. Construction of terraces is not complete without plantings, and Sepp will talk about that aspect of stabilization as well. The following weekend we are planning a workparty to fully plant the terraces with native species, fruiting cultivars and beneficial associatives.

Who is Sepp? watch this video:

The location is 1919 78th Street, Vancouver Washington.
This is just 20 minutes north of Downtown Portland, 5 minutes off the highway, in north Vancouver/Hazel Dell.

Details, including map, can be found at

links to the tour info and sponsor can be found at

We have managed to secure Sepp at very low prices, just $150 for a two day seminar if you register before February 8, $200 after that date.

Please send check and registration info to

16827 Hickory Lane SE
Yelm, WA 98597

The lunch meal will be a Brown Bag potluck; please bring casseroles, pies and other dish items to share.

Coffee and tea will be provided.

Information about the 78th St. Site, which is quickly shaping up to be the largest publicly funded permaculture site Im aware of, can be found at the home page of our website,

If you have questions about the site, contact me here; if you have questions about Sepp or the tour in general, please contact Mathilda at (info at perma-dise dot com)

Thank you all!


Deston Denniston
Abundance Permaculture Consulting

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