Fertile Ground Summer Summit
Water & Soil Regeneration Workshop
July 28-31, 2022
An all-hands-on-land collaboration to capture and store rainwater, prevent forest fires, and rehydrate the soil on a small farm. This is how we begin to restore biodiversity, while creating water and food security.
Co-hosted by Fertile Ground Foundation and Origin Trust Foundation in collaboration with the Regenerative Water Alliance, and friends and neighbors in the region of Grass Valley, California.
LET’S MAKE IT RAIN IN CALIFORNIA
- Invitation-only private event led by
watershed & soil restoration luminaries
- Real-time design and implementation of
rain harvesting and soil regeneration
LEARN HOW TO:
- capture rainwater
- direct the flow of water
- set up a grey water system
- track soil & water improvements
Organic lunch and dinner provided.
Suggested Donation: $600. (Partial/full work-trade scholarships available). Certificate of Completion provided to those who attend the full workshop.
THUR JULY 28th to SAT JULY 30th
Mornings: field work
Afternoons: lunch & learn
Evenings: dinner, networking, entertainment & Makers Market
SUN JULY 31th
Morning: light field work
Midday: lunch & strategy session
Join us as we learn how to attract and harvest rainwater, prevent forest fires, replenish aquifers, support local food security, and produce living sanctuaries that nourish and inspire.
OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Land stewardship and watershed regeneration leaders Alpha Lo and Charles Upton of the Regenerative Water Alliance and OsoEco, as well as local regenerative ag experts, will guide us as we begin to transform an 8-acre farm (with a year-round stream and sloping terraces)
into a biodiverse food forest.
RESTORING THE LAND AND WATERWAYS
Strategies for regenerating watersheds to support a network of permaculture farms and agro-forests in California (and beyond) will be explored throughout.
WHEN & WHERE
This inspiring, hands-on 4-day eco-retreat and training takes place Thursday July 28th to Sunday July 31th in the Grass Valley-Nevada City region (approximately 30 minutes from Nevada City). Location and directions will be provided to confirmed participants and donors.
WHO IS INVITED
This is a private event, ideally suited for land stewards and permaculture enthusiasts. Limited openings. Suggested donation is $600, which includes 4 days of live on-site training, healthy meals and entertainment. Partial/full scholarships available. Participants must be in good health and be responsible for their own safety and well-being. To RSVP, text or call 310.489.5032.
BE A FOUNDING SPONSOR
Land stewards are invited to become Founding Sponsors. For a minimum tax-deductible donation of $2,000, Founding Sponsors will be celebrated on all video, website, vlog, and blog content released by the initiative going forward.
For information on Corporate Sponsorship opportunities, including In-Kind Donations, please contact Gail Silverman: firstname.lastname@example.org (917.863.6779).