Permaculture Design Methods, Process and Mapping


This course introduces students to various design methods used in permaculture and to the design process. Topics include mapping techniques that can be applied to garden design, the theory behind permaculture design techniques, and the application of these techniques to actual design projects.

During this course students are paired with community partners to create permaculture designs. Final projects consist of written reports (reviewing and evaluating water systems, soil systems, built infrastructure, energy systems, and food and medicine systems on a site) and mapped designs (consisting of detailed zones and sector drawings, as well as detailed maps of future recommendations for biodiverse and resilient systems).

Prerequisites: PERM101    Credits: 8    Hours: 119