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Craig Sponholtz
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Angel Cereceda Anna Hopping Antony Lostetter B. Santifer R. Byron Joel Chi Nieves Chris Lopez Daniel Carpenter David Braden david spicer Deb Pepperdine Deniz Ucok Doug Weatherbee Enrique Gutierrez francine chanover Grant Curry Imogen Semmler Jason Liechti João Gonçalves Jonathan Dempster JULIUS M. MARETE Kyle Tengler Leigh Hegg Micah Slavkin Neil Bertrando Owen Hablutzel Randy Ziegler Rob Avis Sam Burnett-Ragueneau Shariyf Abdul Qabid Trev Bamford X X
Andrew Millison Brad Lancaster Darren J.  Doherty Doug Weatherbee Geoff Lawton Neil Bertrando Nick Ritar Owen Hablutzel Rob Avis X X
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About Craig Sponholtz

Craig Sponholtz earned an M.A. in Agro-Ecological Restoration from Prescott College and studied Permaculture at Bill Mollison’s Tagari Farm in Australia. He spent a decade with the U.S. Forest Service in New Mexico and Arizona working in Wildland Fire Management and Fire Use. Craig has had extensive training and hands-on experience in passive water harvesting, erosion control and stream restoration that is well complimented by a background in fine art sculpture and ceramics. Craig founded Dryland Solutions in 2003 and continues to design and implement broad-scale water harvesting and watershed restoration projects throughout the Southwest. He is an expert heavy equipment operator specializing in low impact techniques and artistic in-stream boulder masonry. Craig teaches hands-on workshops that combine broad-scale water harvesting and watershed restoration methods. His courses are offered internationally and are applicable to diverse climate types.


Applied Watershed Restoration course at Quail Springs Permaculture

Learn how to integrate broad-scale water harvesting techniques with watershed restoration to create resilient, diverse and productive landscapes.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Integrating Broad-Scale Water Harvesting and Watershed Restoration

10 guiding principles for creating water harvesting earthworks that have a regenerative function and work harmoniously with natural systems.

Posted almost 10 years ago (2 comments)

Applied Watershed Restoration Course near Santa Fe, NM - Oct 2011!

?Increase your working knowledge of waterharvesting, erosion control and stream restoration practices with this four-day, intensive, hands-on workshop. See full update for more details.

Posted almost 11 years ago (2 comments)

Bringing Moisture Back to the Land

A video summary of the guiding principles to bring moisture back to the land as presented at the 2010 Quivira Coalition Conference by Craig Sponholtz.

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)

Applied Watershed Restoration course, October 19-22, 2011

Four day intensive, hands-on workshop focusing on water harvesting, erosion control and stream restoration practices; located northeast of Santa Fe, NM. Course designed for advanced Permaculturalists, land owners & managers, farmers and restorationists.

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)
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Permaculture Design Certificate Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Tagari Farm, Tyalgum NSW, Australia
Date: Nov 2000

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