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Gary Michael - Water Design Cert.

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Motivation

What Tuscon, WMG, and Brad Lancaster are doing when it comes to watershed restoration, community engagement & development, and systemic change towards better practices all inspire me deeply in what I want to do with my future.  I see an incredible combination of this work along with the City Repair Project in Oregan ( http://www.cityrepair.org/ ).  I want to activate watershed restoration and water-conscious development where ever I go, but could use some intensive training and a certification to really delve more into this work.

Related Experience

I have gotten to follow and learn about the permaculture movement and mentality for several years now and learned from a teacher in San Luis Obispo, CA on how to do greywater system installations (mostly laundry to landscape), rainwater harvesting and catchment, and edible and native landscape construction for 2 years.  I then did personal rainwater tank installations and rain garden collaborations with my employer in Seattle and a natural building internship with Community Rebuilds ( https://www.communityrebuilds.org/ ).  Some natural building and watershed restoration training as well.

More Details:
https://watershedmg.org/learn/training/certification 

Check out my business website:
https://www.gforcegaiaservices.com/ 

County News on Greywater:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2rSUEgRJ1E 

Youtube Greywater Series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kngYczZ5lYc&list=PLLqETm4ehxqxp2tT7EoPSb4EHeD7eTbuf 

Past Projects Examples (Mix of Collaborative & Independent):

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I feel so, SO excited to be signed up and taking this certification. I already have opportunities to do projects in Arizona, Washington, and I'm guessing San Luis Obsipo ;) Although I have paid for the class fully, I have received input that I can feel comfortable still sharing my campaign to raise for the full price of the certification. I paid for half, and have received half, so this is to help this become fully funded from the gifts of friends, family, and generous peers with the knowing that I will return this ten-fold (to start with ;) ). I do need to afford other expenses and I cannot say I am feeling financially wealthy for this coming transition in my life and any additional gift will help me with things like food and experience as well as helping with whatever November and beyond will start to bring me.

Thank you all again, I am so happy I am going, and it's lovely to know that I have even more friends who really want to find ways to help me.

Much Love,
Gary Michael
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Been studying this book but now it’s time to get back into it! This is one of the texts for this course and it is nerdily fun to go through. About halfway through it now :)

A down-feeling day raised up a bit with a walk in the sun and some coffee, and getting to be quiet and read helps too.
Want tips for optimizing your rainwater?
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I aspire to create edible, medicinal, ecologically enhancing community-scapes that simply need the natural rainwater of the area. Greywater applied for additional food production ;)
Collaborating with neighborhoods, city, business, etc. to combine for holistic creations with the help of those that will be influenced by it.
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So excited to see all that I'll be learning! Must say, I want even more, but the connections, the hands-on, the everything... it's going to be great.
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