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The work of building the dream homestead starts well before the first garden is dug or the greenhouse is built. Creating an efficient and flourishing home and garden, one that yields abundantly but needs few inputs, requires skillful planning. Each element must intelligently connect with every other element in the system.
This workshop, led by permaculture designer, author, and teacher Jono Neiger, will equip you with the design tools to make wise decisions on your current or future homestead.
Jono will discuss what you should look for (and look out for) when searching for land. We’ll explore how to read the land and think through where to site the home, roads, drainage, productive zones, and other important infrastructure.
Using Wildside Cottage and Gardens, a ten-year-old homestead and community center, as a model of sustainable design, we’ll analyze different water, food, and home systems and how they connect with each other, including greywater systems, water catchments, composting toilets, root cellars, and solar panels.