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Talking Swales

While at Wadeye, Northern Territory, Australia, installing a permaculture design for Earth Ethics, this video was taken when I was explaining how to install swales and level sill spillways and what their function is, to some of the guys working on site.

So if you want to understand how to install swales and spillways, this might help.

Apologies for the unbuttoned shirt, I was not aware this was being filmed.

Further Reading:

David Spicer

David Spicer’s approach to design and education is based upon a proven emphasis on practicality, having over 18 years experience in Permaculture education working and teaching with Bill Mollison at the Permaculture Institute (Tasmania) and Geoff Lawton, the managing director of the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia and Zaytuna Farm. He is renowned for his ability to explain concepts and ideas simply, conveying the basics. David previously worked as farm manager of the renowned Tagari Farm and Zaytuna Farm in northern New South Wales. He has taught and worked extensively within Australia and internationally on various projects, covering six Australian states, Morocco, Jordan, New Caledonia and Palestine covering a broad array of different climate zones. David is a valued member of the team headed up by Geoff Lawton. He has the distinction of being Registered Teacher #5 with the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia. David currently serves as Lead Consultant and Educator for

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  1. Hi David and the team… Fantastic concepts and ideas. I enjoyed watching the thinking about even the most basic water flow… Condensation. Born in Oz, now living in northern England, where rain is here non stop… (OH boy), I really understand and value how important it is to use it all wisely and manage it all as best as we know how. Thanks for taking the time to record this.

    Shirt was fine David…LOL… It’s hot there bud. Again, well done one and all for taking the initiative to manage this precious resource.

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