4 DAYS PERMACULTURE SEMINAR
water management & planning
Farmer and international consultant
Instructor for the topics of permaculture, animal husbandry, agroforestry, aquaculture, arable farming, soil and water management.
Josef took over the alpine family farm "Krameterhof" from his father Sepp Holzer in 2009 and has been responsible for the farm’s advancement since then. He develops innovative permaculture solutions, which are being realised on his farm. Furthermore, he leads excursions, seminars and 1-year permaculture-courses. He is also busy with consultancy and developing concepts. He is the (co-) author of several books.
Architectural designer & teacher
Instructor for the topics of permaculture, planning and water management.
Jens studied architecture in South Africa and London. He manages and lives on a small farm in Southern Styria with his family. There he also runs his architecture office "Permatecture". Jens is an internationally experienced permaculture designer and teacher.
Dates and schedule
Seminar: from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th of October 2017
Each day starts at 9 AM until 5.30 PM. Please try to be there at 8.45 AM !
Place and accomodation
The seminar will take place at Froidefontaine Farm located in the beautiful region of “Condroz” (1 hour drive South from Brussels).
Contact us to receive the list of accommodations in the surroundings.
Tarif and registration
400€ per person for the 4 days (limited number of participants).
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 10% off on booking at least 10 weeks in advance (before Aug 16th)
To register, please send us an email with your contact details at the email address underneath. When you receive a confirmation, you will be asked to send us a bank transfer of 100€ on our IBAN account as a deposit. The balance must be paid at least 15 days before the seminar.
Please find our Terms & Conditions here
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Froidefontaine 1, B-5370 Havelange
IBAN: BE94 0018 0678 1614
Day 1: Thursday 26th of October
Introduction to "Holzer Permaculture" principles and philosophy
General introduction course to "Holzer Permaculture" principles and philosophy
Discussion of key practices of "Holzer Permaculture" with a strong focus on sustainable water management using actual project examples
- Visit of the farm with field observations and subsequent analysis and interpretation
Day 2: Friday 27th of October
How to tap spring water
Introduction to "ecological planning" principles dealing with natural parameters such as water, topography, (hydro-) geology, climate, soil, fauna and flora
Key principles of water retention with emphasis on spring water tapping and pond building using natural materials
Designing and building a scale model of a selected area of the farm in small groups using the above principles of "ecological planning"Group discussion of the various project designs
- Starting to tap a spring on site
Day 3: Saturday 28th of October
How to build ponds and lakes using natural materials
- Designing and planning a pond made of natural materials available on site Basic principles and strategies of surveying, planning and earthworks for sustainable water management
- Building a working model pond on site
- Follow up on the construction work of the spring tapping
Day 4: Sunday 29th of October
How to manage and use water landscapes efficiently and sustainably
Elaboration on sustainable water design and management of aquatic system
Introduction to extensive aquaculture
Discussion of the possibilities and passive irrigation
Advantages of increased biodiversity following meaningful water management
- Follow up on the construction work of the spring tapping and pond building