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How to design Self Watering Systems Workshop

 We are fortunate enough to live in a temperate climate with plenty of rainfall.

 Yet most home, community and market gardens demand constant watering during the growing season. How can we optimize watering systems?

 There is an art and science to water retention in the landscape. It is all a matter of understanding how water flows, and how to slow and direct that flow to nurture plant life.   

 Well designed self-watering systems lessen workloads and support the development of healthier polycultures. 

 This day workshop at Offshoots is an opportunity to learn the theory and practice of efficient self-watering systems. In the morning we will learn how water moves through landscapes and how we can mimic these patterns to suit site specific conditions. In the afternoon we will work together to apply the principles learned to design an efficient system for the Offshoots community garden growing zones. 

 Join us on Saturday 26th May at Offshoots in Burnley, from 10 am to 4pm. This workshop will be lead by Angus Soutar and Teresa Pereira with support from the Northern School wider team. Book here.

 Offshoots Permaculture Project is a 1 acre community garden project and is based in the old walled kitchen garden of Towneley Park, Burnley, Lancashire. The Project was set up in 1997 and as a result of a lot of hard work is now a thriving community garden and training centre which has recently been accredited as a bee farm!

On site there are eco-friendly buildings powered by renewable energy, organic vegetables production, beekeeping, a forest garden, a wildlife pond and reed bed, charcoal kiln and a backyard garden demonstration area.

Workshop fee £35, concessions are available when requested, contact us.

Book here 

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