Midwest Permaculture – The Clay Model

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As a permaculture teacher I have landed on this simple clay-model demonstration as an excellent tool for explaining earthworks. We can cover how swales, ponds, key points and key lines all fit together. The appreciative response from our students continually confirms this.

We wanted to make this video available to more than just our own students so we videotaped this session at one of our summer PDC courses and are sharing it here. To learn more about how we came up with the model, go here:

Note: We give permission to other permaculture teachers to use this video or to make their own model. We are openly sharing this educational idea under a Creative Commons License. Sharing is a permaculture pattern exemplified by the very gift of ‘permaculture’ that David Holmgren and Bill Mollison gave to the world years ago, and many other permaculture teachers continue this pattern today. Let’s be the change. Cheers…Bill

Music – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/After_Christmas


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