Chasing Waterfalls:
How to Aerate Your Pond With Sam Gerhard

Chasing Waterfalls: How to Aerate Your Pond  With Sam Gerhard

Don’t stick to the rivers and lakes you’re used to! Learn how to improve your pond system. We offer a hands-on approach in how to build a beautiful and functional waterfall addition to a habitat pond system with an integrated constructed wetlands bio-filter. Understand why ponds need aeration and how to accomplish this gracefully.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to construct a waterfall into your pond
  • The benefits of waterfalls, aeration, and ponds for your garden or farm
  • To keep the system watertight and prevent leaks or runoff
  • To utilize a solar pump and infiltrator systems
  • How to create small islands for bee and insect drinking pools
  • About waterfalls in nature and biomimicry
  • Utilize design principles to create a focal point in your landscape
  • The benefits of listening to waterfalls and creating a soundscape
  • How to maintain your waterfall utilizing plants to help keep down algae

Who is this course for:

  • Do-it-yourself homeowners
  • homesteaders
  • Professional landscape designers, installers, and maintenance workers
  • Farmers and permaculture practitioners
  • Anyone who wants to learn about landscaping ponds and permaculture techniques

Location: The Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Dates: May 19, 2018

Time: Saturday 1pm-4pm

Location: The Permaculture Skills Center, 2185 Gravenstein Hwy South, Sebastopol, CA 95473

Cost: $25

About Sam:

Sam is excited to be working with the Permaculture Skills Center to help model and spread the use of regenerative solutions, permaculture design, and holistic management. He has a diverse background of growing up in Petaluma CA, studying art practice at UC Berkeley, living on a ranch that practiced rotational grazing, and working in landscape contracting focusing on greywater.

He wants to help close loops and have integrated management systems that inspire, educate, and connect us all to the land and to our inner ecology. Utilizing an artistic eye with an ecological approach, he strives to help create and maintain a model site displaying the many avenues in which permaculture ethics and principles can be applied to achieve both function and aesthetic form.