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Call to Country: Present vs Future, Money vs Water

March 10, 2013 | Watershed Restoration | 5 comments | Author:

Everything we do, and everything we are, stands for what this short vid stands for. Regeneration and stewardship of healthy land, water, air, earth and sky. 


Watershed Restoration: The Cutting Edge

March 7, 2013 | Uncategorized, Watershed Restoration | 0 comments | Author:

This short documentary is about a weekend workshop hosted recently by Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center. Watershed Restoration: The Cutting Edge was taught by Brad Lancaster, Amanda Bramble, Jan-Willem Jansens, Steve Carson, and Craig Sponholtz. It focused on catching, sinking, storing, … Read More


Erosion restoration design, one year on

December 13, 2012 | Water Harvesting + Reuse, Watershed Restoration | 11 comments | Author:

Last spring the Milkwood interns cooked up a design to tackle the erosion on a degraded hillside next to the woolshed, and then implemented and planted it all out. This design was done collaboratively and realised with simple tools and … Read More


Zuni bowl, one year on…

November 2, 2012 | Watershed Restoration | 1 comments | Author:

It’s a whole year since we made our first Zuni Bowl at Milkwood Farm to combat an erosive gully headcut, and time has proved the benefits of this simple yet powerful handmade technique nicely. One year on, the zuni bowl … Read More


Watershed Restoration: Constructing a Media Luna

April 24, 2012 | Permaculture, Permaculture Design, Watershed Restoration | 3 comments | Author:

Recently at Milkwood Farm, Craig Sponholtz led a course in Applied Watershed Restoration, and taught us all a bit about how to tackle on-farm erosion control with human-scale solutions. One of the things we constructed as part of the workshop … Read More


Applied Watershed Restoration: choosing some sites

March 19, 2012 | Watershed Restoration | 4 comments | Author:

So it’s only 2 weeks until Australia’s first EVER Applied Watershed Restoration course, which is happening at Milkwood Farm (and is FarmReady approved. And will be incredible. Ok, end pitch… but you really would be crazy not to join us). … Read More


Craig Sponholtz talks watershed restoration (video)

February 12, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Resources, Watershed Restoration | 2 comments | Author:

Here’s a great video of Craig Sponholtz explaining his guidelines for watershed restoration. As with much of permaculture design, it’s all about expanding the edges of fertility, and starting with what you have. Which, is the case of re-hydrating a … Read More


Advanced Watershed Restoration, here we come…

February 6, 2012 | Courses + Workshops, Watershed Restoration | 7 comments | Author:

It is with great excitement that we’re announcing an upcoming Advanced Watershed Restoration course at Milkwood Farm, with Craig Sponholtz. Huzzah! As part of RegenAG, we’ve managed to haul Craig out to Australia for a couple of weeks to skill … Read More


Making a Zuni Bowl: Let the Water do the Work

November 4, 2011 | Permaculture Techniques, Resources, Watershed Restoration | 27 comments | Author:

A zuni bowl is a riparian restoration technique involving rocks, water, biology and time. It’s a great way of dealing with a small headcut (or erosion which is about to become a headcut) in order to prevent that headcut continuing … Read More