Permaculture Earthworks Design Specialist

Earthworks Design & Installation

Doc Spice Earth Surgeon 

doc’s your guy

Permaculture designer/excavator operator  for all your earthworks needs  

We design, survey and install all your permaculture water harvesting earthworks  swales and roads to harvest water to dams giving water security to a site drought, flood and fire proofing your site

Well constructed earthworks is the bones of a well-designed site, securing water hydrating the broader landscape and having standing water for reticulation systems for gardens, trees and stock.

For broad-acre permaculture design earthworks is the first step in Mainframe design installation, its what frame the site giving borders to work to and from.


some of our specialities are

  • Dam retrofits, repairing dams walls increasing volumes, creating more habitat for wild life, installing passive spillways
  • Connecting back-flood swales to dams increasing catchment for the dam and once the dam is full soaking the landscape
  • house sites with a difference creating earth-berms for wind and sun protection
  • constructing new dams giving a site high water or access across valleys or wet area’s
  • internal roads for your site that act as water harvesters to a  dam or a series of dams
  • terracing or benching for gardens or tree systems on difficult sites

Designing water into the Landscape

David Spicer has earned the name Doc spice

for his ability to see the form in landscape and how best to passively harvest and store water in the landscape with often simple earth surgery techniques and strategies, the all in one designer and operator has years of experience in operating machines and working with earth movers having grown up around the earth-moving industry gives him a distinctive edge installing earthworks in very different climates from the Arid to the Wet/Dry tropics which has given David a wide range of experiences to draw on.


Crossing dam, check up 12 months on from installation

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