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Reversing desertification with sticks, rocks, and ancient wisdom | Permaculture Voices


curated by | April 7, 2016

“We all live in a watershed and everything we do on the land has consequences for the surrounding watershed and ecosystems. Because of this, watershed awareness is critical. There are many natural processes that effect watershed and ecosystem health and it is our job as designers to understand and harmonize with those processes as much as possible. This is especially important when it comes to harvesting our shared, life-giving resource of water. This talk will describe a simple method to assess the ways that surrounding landscapes influence project sites as well as regenerative design principles that help to harmonize water harvesting earthworks with natural healing processes.”

John Payne’s insight:
Ancient wisdom is only partially convertible to code, but robots can manipulate sticks, rocks, and soil.



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