Permaculture Learning Checklist

Learning Objectives
Permaculture Design Tools & Practices
Analysis of elements
·         Multiple uses/functions of each element
·         Templates
·         Economic elements: goals & future
Relative Location & Connective Strategies
Input/Output Analysis/Thermodynamics
Zones
Sector Analysis
Elevation
Stacking In Space, Time & Energy
·         Multiple sources for each need (local, biological)
·         Intercropping/Agroforestry
Water Design
·         Water Flow & Harvesting
·         Swales
·         Rainwater Catchment
·         Water & Sewage Treatment (sandpit demo)
Designing For Surge & Pulse
Patterns
·         In nature
·         In design
·         application
·         Sustainable design patterns (organization, roles, guilds)
Trees
·         Function: the role of trees in the hydrosphere/biosphere
·         Woodlands
·         Forest Gardens: Plant and Tree Communities
Guilds
Polycultures
Mapping
·         Assets
·         Mind
·         Bubble
·         Base
·         Land
·         Analysis of the physical environment
Surveying Skills: Pacing, Compass Work, Water Level
Edge
Waste:  Composting/Composting Toilets/ Biochar
Observation & Resource Inventory
Quality of Life:  Values, redefining roles, organizational structure, observation resource inventory
Placement & Flow
Identification of Limiting Factors
Windbreaks

 

Permaculture Design Applications
Keyhole bed
Raised beds
Patterns in nature
Patterns in design: edge effect
Temperate Landscape
Reading and listening to landscape
The Parable of the Chicken
Small Scale Design
Small Scale Intensive Systems
Niche and optimal location/environment
Analysis of project themes
Themes in the design process: information chart
Maximize beneficial relationships/integration
Mimic/accelerate natural systems (succession/seasonal change)
Broad design
Detailed land design
An information chart: teams in the design process

 

Design Methods & Processes
Woodland management
Techniques of broad scale management
Pasture management (foggage/fodder)
Water as a medium for yield
Aquaculture/Aquaponics
Maritculture
No-till systems
Use of a design questionnaire
Integrative Design
Integrative Pest Management
Appropriate Technology

 

 

KEY TOPICS
Animal Systems
Niches
Landforms & management
Geomancy
Transport systems:  energy usage & management
Sustainable Transport
Ecological & Green Architecture
Sun Heat:  Building Materials, Energy & Properties
Self Build Houses
Community Self Build
Retrofitting
Renewable Energy Sources
Passive Solar Design
Energy Efficiency
Energy Efficiency Planning
Energy & Material Cycling: Maximum use of energy from source to sink
Microclimates
Fruit Rootstocks
Pollinators
Mulching
Farming
Agroforestry
Soil
Fukuoka method
Use of  biotime and planting calendars
Atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and pedosphere:  feedback loops
Stability: Self-regulation, homeostasis, feedback

 

 

Topic
Energy, environment & economics
Problems contain a solution everything is a gift
Whole Systems Thinking/Indigenousness/Sustainability
Gaia and Climate Change
Natural Step
Economics & Community Development
Real Wealth & Capital
Assets
LETSystem/Time Banking
Sustainable Exchange
Alternate financial systems
Sustainable Business Structures
Problem tree

 

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