Permaculture Earthworks: Advanced Water Management

Permaculture Earthworks: Advanced Water Management

Welcome to the Permaculture Earthworks course, an immersive online learning experience that equips you with the skills and knowledge to implement sustainable earthworks systems. This self-paced course covers a wide range of topics, including surveying tools, swale and spillway systems, dam construction, and techniques for fixing leaks.

In addition to the surveying tools mentioned previously, you'll also explore different types of permaculture dams and their applications. Understanding the various dam types, such as contour dams, keyline dams, and storage dams, is crucial for effective water management and land regeneration. You'll learn how to analyze your landscape, assess water flow patterns, and select the appropriate dam type that aligns with permaculture principles.

The course further guides you through the step-by-step process of building a dam, from site selection and preparation to construction techniques and reinforcement. You'll gain hands-on experience in contouring the land, compacting soil layers, installing spillways, and creating water retention systems that promote healthy ecosystems and optimize water resources.

Moreover, the course addresses a critical aspect of dam construction—leak fixing techniques. You'll learn how to identify common leak sources, such as seepage or cracks, and explore practical strategies to mitigate and repair these issues. Understanding leak fixing techniques ensures the long-term integrity and functionality of your dam, contributing to sustainable water management on your land.

As a participant in this course, you'll receive lifetime access to the course materials, including videos, readings, exercises, and quizzes. The course content will be regularly updated and expanded to incorporate new advancements and evolving practices in permaculture earthworks.

By enrolling in the Permaculture Earthworks course, you'll not only gain mastery over surveying tools, swale and spillway systems, and dam construction, but you'll also join a community of lifelong learners committed to regenerative practices and sustainable land stewardship.

Course Highlights:

  • Comprehensive coverage of surveying tools, including the A-frame level, water level, transit level, and laser level
  • In-depth exploration of swale and spillway systems for effective water retention and erosion prevention
  • Understanding the different types of permaculture dams and their applications
  • Step-by-step guidance on site selection, preparation, and construction techniques for building dams
  • Techniques for identifying and fixing leaks in dam systems
  • Lifetime access to course materials with regular updates and additions as permaculture practices evolve

Prerequisites: None. This course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience in permaculture or earthworks. 

Course Duration: This is a self-paced course. The duration will vary depending on your learning speed and commitment, but the estimated time to complete all modules is approximately 6-8 weeks.

Course Materials: Access to instructional videos, reading materials, practical exercises, and self-assessment quizzes will be provided through our online learning platform.

Enroll now to gain the knowledge and skills needed to implement sustainable earthworks systems, build resilient dams, and become a steward of the land through permaculture earthworks!

Hours of Video
Additional Resources
years experience
65.00 $
65.0 CAD 65.00 $
65.00 $
Responsible P3 Team
Last Update 11/20/2023
Completion Time 5 hours 10 minutes
Members 8
  • Courses Videos
    • Earthworks & Earth Resources Slides
    • Introduction to Earthworks
    • Earthworks - Defining Terms
    • Earthworks Theory Part 1
    • Earthworks Theory Part 2
    • Solution Against Erosion
    • Mandatory Video: Rapidly-Cut Swales with Tractor Blade
    • Mandatory Video: Regreening the desert with John D. Liu | VPRO Documentary | 2012
    • Quiz: Chap 9
      10 xp
  • Recommended Content
    • Recommended Resources: Chap 9
    • PERMACULTURE PONDS: Why, Where & How
    • Keyline® in the AR Sandbox #1: Contour Lines and Water Flow
    • Keyline® in the AR Sandbox #2: Landform Water Divides
    • Keyline® in the AR Sandbox #3: Design for Water
    • Geoff Lawton: Permaculture Earthworks Course
  • Survey Equipment
    • Transit Level
    • The Bunyip Level
    • A Frame Level
  • Dam construction
    • Types of Dam Construction
    • The Keys to Building a Dam
    • Perma tip fixing a leaky dam
  • Spillway
    • Create an Spillway Theory
    • Spillway on the swale
  • Document et resource en FR
    • Terrassement (Earthworks) (Diapo FR)
    • Permaculture Earthworks Cheat Sheet Printer Friendly
  • Natural Pools
    • How to make a Natural : Organic Pool in America
    • Making an Organic:Natural Pool with no liner
    • How to make Enhanced Bubble Pumps for an Organic Pool