Learn how to design, sculpt and cultivate your land to boost productivity and lessen input and energy all while creating a beautiful natural space for your home and family.
The best part of living in Northern British Columbia is access to land, but how do you create a productive homestead while maintaining the land’s natural beauty?
Through thoughtful, functional design.
Join the folks at The Common Unity Project, in hosting Gordon Hiebert, land design specialist and experienced Permaculture designer for a 2 day Property and Homestead Design workshop in New Hazelton, BC.
But before we get too far into what this is all about here’s the nuts and bolts you’ll want to know to schedule yourself for the course:
When : June 6 & 7, 2015 9am-5pm
Where : New Hazelton, BC
Cost : $190-$250 Sliding Scale Payment
Throughout this 2 day workshop you will learn how to take haphazard, unproductive and bare land and create a consciously designed space that provides food, energy and economic returns.
You will learn to read your landscape in order to identify wet/dry areas, areas with potential for growing food and areas that are susceptible to drought, fire or flood.
By having a better understanding for your land you can protect your home and family from wildfire, drought and flood while providing healthy homegrown fruit/veg, protein and herbal medicine.
Here is how the weekend content is laid out:
Morning: Holistic Goal Planning
Review Zones/Sectors Assessment Tools and Zone 1 & 2 Strategies
Afternoon: Site Review/Onsite Assessment
Mapping and Data Overlay for creating Base Maps
Evening: Idea Extraction and Elements in the design
Morning: Needs and Yields for Elements in Design
Designing Zone 1
Designing Zone 2
Afternoon: Design Presentations
Moving Forward : Budgeting, Materials and Implementation
Instructor Gordon Hiebert knows what it’s like to live in Northern BC. Born in Burns Lake, Gordon grew up eating fresh, homegrown veggies from his grandmother’s gardens and fishing for trout and char in Babine and Techsinkut lakes. Gordon was raised in a logging family and and worked for the Forestry in Wildfire Protection where he saw first hand, the devastation caused by the Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic.
After attaining a Business degree from the University of Calgary, Gordon worked in Energy Efficient home building where he was introduced to Permaculture Design, a holistic system of land design. Gordon has been designing and installing Permaculture systems since 2010 and has worked on farm and homestead designs from 5 – 125 acres.
Are you ready to take your home and land to the next level and start improving your soil, harvesting water and growing your own fresh fruit and veggies?
Join The Common Unity Project and Gordon Hiebert and walk away with the knowledge and skills to design your own Permaculture Homestead and start to live a life of abundance and community that is in harmony with nature and the land.