Here is an example of a 2018 Farm Tour highlighting the permaculture work done in Phase One:
Join us for a farm tour at Tabula Rasa Farms where owner Brenda Smola-Foti has been working with Zach Weiss of Elemental Ecosystems to use permaculture design in order to slow down water flow and encourage infiltration.
Water on Brenda’s property is abundant in the winter and scarce in the summer, so increasing natural infiltration and limiting erosion were her two major goals. You will see examples of Hugel beds, check dams, rain water capture, and bioengineering.
- Date: Monday, October 1
- Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
- Location: Tabula Rasa Farms 14820 NW Meadowlake Rd | Carlton 97111
- Special Speaker: Zach Weiss, Elemental Ecosystems
- Cost: $20 per person.
Registration and prepayment required and is limited to the first 25 people.
Register: Online at yamhillswcd.org or call 503-472-6403.
*The tour will be through the farm property and will include walking approximately 1/2 mile on uneven ground. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
Zach Weiss is a protégé of revolutionary Austrian farmer Sepp Holzer and is the first person to earn a Holzer Practitioner Certification directly from Sepp. Zach is the Founder and CEO of Elemental Ecosystems.