|6 January - 10 January||Course Syllabus|
|Reading: Instructions for Navigating this Course||
This document will help you understand what is expected from you with each unit and gives instructions for submission of course assignments.
|Slides of Presentations (PDF)||
PDFs of Presentations
|January 10 - January 16||Presentation: What is Permaculture? (Narrated Lecture 36 minutes)||
Since some of you have not taken the "Fundamentals" class yet I have included two very similar videos. The second video was made for Fundamentals, the first for Mimicry. Pease watch the edition you did not view previously. Much of this week is an introduction to core ideas of permaculture, similar to the first week of the Fundamentals class.
|Reading: Essence of Permaculture||
Reading: Essence of Permaculture
Download this for an example of the assignment.
|Cradle to Cradle: William McDonough||
The principles and approaches of the work William McDonough has done parallel closely with permaculture. This TED talk gives a shortcut version of the ideas outlined in the highly recommended book he wrote Cradle to Cradle.
|Biomimicry: Janine Benyus||
The Biomimicry movement is quickly moving through many facets of science and technology development. This is specifically drawing lessons from nature to solve problems. See http://biomimicry.net/ for more.
|January 17 - January 23||Presentation: Reading the Landscape (Narrated Lecture 38 minutes)||
Presentation: Reading the Landscape (Narrated Lecture 38 minutes).
|Presentation: Pattern #2 (Narrated Lecture 33 minutes)||
Some of the basic content may be review if you took Permaculture Fundamentals, however this presentation expands on the basics covered in Pattern #1.
|Reading: What is a Pattern Language, Anyway?||
|The Structure of Pattern Languages by Nikos A. Salingaros|
|The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Normal||
Donald Normal, author of The Design of Everyday Things (a highly recommended book) offers a TED talk on the ways good design can make us happy.
His website is: http://www.jnd.org
|January 24 - January 30||Presentation: Soil Basics (Narrated Lecture 37 minutes)||
|Presentation: Compost Happens (Lecture, 35 minutes)|
|Presentation: Vermicompost, A Living Soil Amendment (Video, 9 minutes)|
|Presentation: Ray Archuleta on Soil Health (Video, 27 minutes)||
|Reading: Selections from Cornell Garden Based Learning||
Reading: Selections from Cornell Garden Based Learning
|January 31 - February 6||Presentation: Water (Video, 40 minutes)|
|Presentations: Water in Permaculture Systems (Videos, 52 minutes)||
|Geoff Lawton - Swale Plume||
This very short video helps demonstrate the potential of swales.
|Google Earth for Farmers: Intro|
|Google Earth for Farmers 2 - Draw and Measure|
|Water – Simple, Yet Complex with Craig Sponholtz (audio)||
Water – Simple, Yet Complex with Watershed Artisan Craig Sponholtz
|Earthworks to Capture Rainwater Runoff and Prevent Erosion (audio)||
Earthworks to Capture Rainwater Runoff and Prevent Erosion
|Water Harvesting with Brad Lancaster (audio)|
|Brad's Rainwater Harvesting website||
Brad's Rainwater Harvesting website
|February 7 - February 13||Presentation: Trees and Forests (Narrated Lecture, 51 minutes).||
|Presentation: Agroforestry Systems (YouTube Videos)||
|Agroforestry with Steve Gabriel (audio)||
This is optional. Listen to some additional commentary on agroforestry.
|Mushroom Cultivation (Cornell Resources Online)|
|Paul Stamets: 6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World||
Paul Stamets has been at the forefront of advocating for the role mushrooms play in natural cycles, and healing them. This is one of his most famous presentations.
|Reading: Excerpts from Profitable Farms and Woodlands|
|Forest Farming: Growing Crops Under the Canopy of an Existing Forest (audio)||
with Steve Gabriel
|Hazelnuts. A Viable Broadacre Crop for the Midwest? - Phil Rutter (audio)||
Hazelnuts. A Viable Broadacre Crop for the Midwest? Almost. with Phil Rutter
|Farming the Woods (Steve's Book)|
|February 14 - February 20||Presentation: Animals in Permaculture Systems (Narrated Lecture 46 minutes).|
|Presentation: Aquaculture and Aquaponics (Videos, approximately 48 minutes)|
|Reading: Rabbits Love Roses by Stella Jane|
|Joel Salatin - Polyface Farm||
One of the most popular farmers who has changed the name of ethic animal farming is Joel Salatin. This video tours his farm and looks a some of the philosophy and systems in his design.