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Rain Water Harvesting
In this course, you will learn about rain water harvesting earthworks and put that knowledge into practice with villagers on their farms in the rural Indian drylands. The Curriculum includes: In this course, you will learn about rain water harvesting earthworks and put that knowledge into practice with villagers on their farms in the rural Indian drylands. Topics covered will include, the context of rain water harvesting today, climatic factors, site assessment, understanding landforms, tools such as A frame, bunyip water level, dumpy level, a wide variety of water harvesting earthwork structures, how to find contour lines in the field, vegetative strategies, and working with poor rural villagers. Students will apply these rain water harvesting skills on local villager’s farms, helping them drought proof their land, and help you get the hands on experience needed to feel confident to do this kind of work on your own. Living Ecology has been working for 3 years with Aranya Agricultural Alternatives, the hosts of the International Permaculture Convergence 2017, teaching students permaculture consultancy skills and working with farmers to transform their barren lands, or GMO mono-cropped farms, into functional diverse permaculture models for the surrounding areas to be inspired by and learn from.