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Morocco Design and Install of Mainframe Earthworks

Recently I was contacted by a student from a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course I taught in Morocco in 2010. He expressed interest in me designing a mainframe site from half a globe away, here in Australia. After studying the maps, some photos and plenty of video footage I come up with a very loose design (meaning the map is not the territory). And then I was asked to come and install these Earthworks. Nothing prepared me for when I hit the ground and reality checked in, so here a short video from my trip showing what we got up to.

Big thanks to the crew at the Permaculture Research Insitute for editing my footage and putting the video together.

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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 permacultureconsultants.com 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 permacultureworks.org.

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