Sat, 25 Jul | Doc Spice Permaculture


Come and learn with us, the simple art of planting the water. Instructor: David Spicer aka Doc Spice, teaching from years of experience planting the water across the Globe in all sorts of different forms.
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Time & Location

25 Jul 2020, 9:00 am AEST – 26 Jul 2020, 3:00 pm AEST
Doc Spice Permaculture, 1583 Gocup Rd, Minjary NSW 2720, Australia

About The Course


 Time & Location 

Date: Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th July 2020

Time: Saturday 25th 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sunday 26th 9:00am to 3:00pm

Place: Doc Spice Permaculture, 1583 Gocup Rd, Minjary NSW 2720, Australia

 About The Course 

 Learn how to plant the water, Its really quite simple once you understand the very simple steps of the design theme, what's your goal? surveying levels, what is possible? understanding soils, what physically can I do?

 anyone can do this on their own scale Urban, Rural, or Gorilla water Harvesting. 


Snowy Mountains Tumut, NSW, Australia

The venue is Doc Spice Permacultures home situated on half an acre, 10 minutes from Gundagai and Tumut.

Recently here at our home, the Doc has completed a whole host of examples that we are excited to share with you the Water harvesting structures, diversion drains and driveway shaping to feed water to the Water Retention Systems of terraces, swales, garden beds and soakage pits. 

Our Water Storage is in the form of 2 dams, the larger at the bottom of the site 250,000 litres which I like to add filled 1.5 hours on 25mm rain event late one night in February just from the stormwater drains on the main road.

The smaller dam of 70,000 litres at the top of the site, simply as a climate moderator, wildlife habitat, serenity mostly so I can look at the life a water body attracts while I'm cooking in our cob oven. 

We now have surplus water retained by design, come and check it out.

It is with these real-life examples on this site and the years of experience David has had, working across Australia and internationally for many years creating Water Retention landscapes.

 This course will be taught with a good mix of design theory,

  • Reading landscapes and understanding contour maps
  • Forms of earthworks
  • Surveying before and during earthworks

 Practical lessons,

  • Surveying to see what's possible
  • Diversion drain 
  • Terracing/Swale

Price: $350 including lunch and morning/afternoon tea provided 

Limited to 15 people


Work boots, Hat, Water bottle, Wet weather gear, Ear and eye protection, Notebook and pen and Sunscreen.

  • Water Retention Earthworks

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