The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

How to Design and Build Swales, Dams, Ponds, and other Water Harvesting Systems

Douglas Barnes


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  • Author has a background in physics and did his permaculture training with Permaculture founder Bill Mollison
  • This is the authoritative and comprehensive guide to designing safe and effective water harvesting earthwork systems for storage and use
  • Management of water is critical to the success of any farming or landscaping endeavour and can largely offset the impact of drought
  • The work applies to all climate and soil types
  • Includes important safety information related to soil types and water movement
  • Proper understanding of earthworks appropriate to your property can save large amounts of time and money