Class: Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture with Paul Wheaton

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Class: Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture with Paul Wheaton

  • date: January 19, 2017
  • time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • The colorful and dynamic permaculture icon, Paul Wheaton, presents “Replacing Irrigation with Permaculture,” a community event sponsored by 21 Acres. Sensitive types should be warned that the “colorful” can sometimes venture into “off-color,” though one thing is clear: no one dozes off at Paul’s presentations!


    THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT — We welcome people to call 21 Acres to be added to a waitlist, 425-481-1500.  If you’re interested in other events of this type, please be sure to provide us with your email.

    Whether you have some water to play with or your land is bone dry, Paul Wheaton will walk through how to convert a dried patch of dirt into a lush jungle of crops and forage without any irrigation. The presentation will cover a range of techniques for making use of the water that falls from the sky, but will also provide an understanding of how simple micro-climates can be created and enhanced to preserve and produce additional water. Some of the methods discussed include maximizing edge effect, planting trees (the right kind and right technique), digging swales, using rocks, creating hugelkultur beds and more.

    Paul Wheaton is a larger-than-life character and writer who calls himself the evil tyrant of, a forum to discuss all things permaculture, he innovates and experiments at the over 200-acre Montana permaculture community Wheaton Labs, and who also publishes hundreds of podcasts and YouTube videos. He is a Master Gardener, permaculture designer and (slightly famous – in geek circles, anyway) former Java software engineer.

    We are greatly looking forward to having Paul at 21 Acres and hope you will join us for his presentation. Paul is passionate about “infecting brains”– sharing bits of information that he calls “bricks” to build a better world (instead of being angry at bad guys). Paul’s vision of permaculture is a “more symbiotic relationship with nature so I can be even lazier!” Which means that he primarily focuses on easy-to-implement, practical things that anyone can learn and try. We hope to see you there.

    This is a free event presented at 21 Acres. The potluck begins at 6:30 pm (please bring a dish with local, pesticide-free ingredients to share), and Paul’s presentation starts at 7:30 pm. 

    Register now