- December 7, 2019
1:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Irrigation can be a critical part of your growing strategy no matter what the size of your farm or
homestead. Join members of the Living Web Farm staff as we host a soup-to-nuts
comprehensive workshop on best practices in irrigation design, covering the simplest DIY
schemes to a range of more technical approaches. LWF’s Director Patryk Battle, Stone & Spade,
owner and LWF’s permaculture guru John Henry Nelson, Energy and Resource Coodinator Richard Freudenberger, and Biochar Facility Manager Dan Hettinger will alternately run the gamut, covering finite water management, flood irrigation, in-ground and gravity storage, liquid feeds, injectors and other
aspects of fertigation.
During the workshop we’ll explore drip line irrigation techniques and best choices in
pump designs, along with a discussion of supply piping, foot valves, and the correlation between
head, pressure, flow and the water source or pump itself. The class will also address basic
portable pump engine maintenance and proper fuel conditioning for trouble-free service during
the critical times.
And we’ll take a look at low-impact alternatives as well, from DIY human-powered
pumps to the enigmatic ram pump, while sharing various low tech and alternative methods for
pumping and storing irrigation water such as gravity storage and options in renewable power
sources. If irrigation is something you’ve always wanted to know more about, mark your
calendars for this water-centric event!