|Introduction Week: Oct. 19 - 22||Permaculture Fundamentals Course Syllabus|
|Course Overview and Format||
|Welcome to Permaculture Design (Video, 4 minutes)||
This is a collection of presentations for all six weeks. You may want to download and view--or print--the slides for each presentation in this class. You may also want to print multiple slides per page to save paper (through your PDF reader.)
|Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute certificate process|
|Week 1: Oct. 23 - 29||Presentation: What is Permaculture? (Narrated Lecture 36 minutes)||
Presentation: What is Permaculture? (Narrated lecture 36 minutes).
|Presentation: Bill Mollison (YouTube Video Surfing)||
|Article: What makes a site "Permaculture?"||
by Steve Gabriel
|How to Use Google Maps to Create a Base Map (video)||
|How to Make a Basemap Using Inkscape (2015)||
This online article is using Australian map data and is getting old, but users of Inkscape or similiar graphic design programs such as Illustrator may find it helpful.
|Urban Site Base Map||
"...An essential part of the design process is creating a base map. A base map is an essential tool for helping model and visualise ideas. It can be used as a means of familiarising yourself with the landscape.
The simple act of building the map forces you to take a step back and view what you are working with at a more holistic level. It affords you the opportunity to view the relationship of things from a third person perspective. I also found it to be a useful motivator for creating a site survey, as essentially I tended to only record those things that either I wanted to keep or those that I knew I would need to actively work on."
|How to calculate ratio : scale drawings and maps|
|What is a Scale Drawing? (video)|
|How to Draw a Map|
|Permaculture for Agroecology: A review||
This recent article was one of the first peer-reviewed papers on permaculture - an important step in a discipline that has largely been grassroots in nature. For a more informal history of the practice, check out this link: http://pacific-edge.info/2007/07/a-short-and-incomplete-history-of-permaculture/
|David Holmgren Interview||
This interview with co-founder David Holmgren provides much insight into the current state of permaculture and where it may be heading. Thanks to Scott Mann and the Permaculture Podcast. www.permaculturepodcast.com
|Redesigning Civilization with Permaculture||
This video, slightly over 1 hour in length, offers an in depth and interesting anthropological perspective on the challenges of civilization and the potential solutions permaculture offers.
|Is Sustainable Agriculture an Oxymoron?||
Is Sustainable Agriculture and Oxymoron?
|Week 2: Oct. 30 - Nov. 5||Presentation: Ethics (Narrated Lecture, 17 minutes)||
|Presentation: Case Studies of Permaculture (Narrated Lecture, 33 minutes)|
|VIDEO: The Permaculture Orchard|
|VIDEO: Digging Deeper, Radix Center and Scott Kellogg||
|Reading: Finding a Sense of Surplus||
|VIDEO: Don Tipping's Farm||
Permaculture seed wizard Don Tipping takes us on a 10 minute animated tour of the epic Seven Seeds Farm in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon, USA. The farm was designed using Permaculture Principles and Keyline patterning. We follow the water system from top to bottom, and then the amazing downstream effects are revealed. This video was produced by Andrew Millison as part of the course content for his online Permaculture Design Course and Advanced Design Practicum, taught through the Horticulture department at Oregon State University. Please visit pne.oregonstate.edu to register for courses, or www.beaverstatepermaculture.com for more information.
|VIDEO: Bullock Brothers Homestead||
Peak Moment 68: Take a tour with Joe, Doug and Sam Bullock on their Orcas Island homestead, site of a yearly Permaculture design course. Using nature as their model, they create edges and wildlife habitat, move water through the landscape, promote diversity, and raise an astonishing variety of plants from sub-arctic to tropical -- a wise investment in these climate-changing times.
|VIDEO: INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective|
|VIDEO: Greening the Desert||
|Article: The Myth of Self Reliance||
By Toby Hemenway
|Week 3: Nov. 6 - 12||Presentation: Permaculture Principles (Narrated Lecture, 45 minutes)|
|Presentation: Applied Ecosystem Design (Narrated Lecture, 50 minutes)|
|Presentation: Pattern #1 (Narrated Lecture, 18 min)|
|Ecological Design & Cities: City Repair in Portland (Videos)|
|Reading: Ecology Primer for Permaculture Students||
Learn basic components of ecological systems with some design considerations.
|Video: Questioning "Native" Plants||
Toby Hemenway proposes some interesting questions about Native plants.
|Article: Weeds or Wild Nature?||
By David Holmgren
|Reading: The City is not a Tree by Chris Alexander (1965)||
|Design from Patterns to Details||
|Pattern Understanding by Geoff Lawton (video)|
|Week 4: Nov. 13 - 19||Presentation: Climate & Adapting to Climate Change (Narrated Lecture 45 minutes)||
|Appropriate Technology (YouTube Videos, approx. 35 minutes)||
|Reading: Carbon-Sequestering Agriculture|
|Presentation: Edible Landscaping, Permaculture, and Climate Change||
Extension Aide Steve Gabriel presents on the topics of edible landscaping, permaculture, and climate change at a conference for Master Gardeners and Extension staff at the Dept. of Horticulture entitled “Organic and Sustainable Gardening in a Warmer World“.
|Article: The Bathtub Effect by Peter Bane||
"We are learning that a warming world means a wetter world."
|Week 5: Nov. 20 - 27||Presentation: Zone, Sector, Elevation Planning (Narrated Lecture, 20 minutes)||
|Zones and Sectors in the City - Anderson (PDF Article)||
Download the article by clicking on the PDF link.
|Sector Map Example (video, 12 minutes)|
|Video: Intro to Solar Orientation||
Students not familiar with the basics of solar orientation and the dynamics of the sun may find this video helpful in their understanding.
|Week 6: Nov. 27 - Dec. 4||Presentation: Permaculture Plants (Narrated Lecture, 29 minutes)|
|Presentation: Polycultures vs. Guilds (Narrated Lecture, 22 minutes)|
|Reading: Early Writing on Forest Gardens||
David Jackie was inspired by Robert Hart and Patrick Whitefield in the Great Britian, and BIll Mollison in Australia. This article helped promulgate the idea of "forest gardening" in North America.
|Niche Analysis Worksheets||
Use these to fill out a niche analysis for the species of you choice; available in PDF and DOC format.
|Article: Perennial Staple Crops of the World – Toensmeier||
Reading: Perennial Staple Crops of the World – Toensmeier.
|Video: Establishing a Food Forest the Permaculture Way||
Sorry folks,I found out the posting is illegal for copyright issues. I was unaware and we've used this video for several years. You can sign up to Geoff Lawton's mailing list and access a bunch of videos for free: http://www.geofflawton.com/.
Here is a listing of other food forest videos featuring Geoff Lawton:
|Google Earth Tutorial||
Short video covering the basics of using google earth.
|Office Hours (Dec. 1, 2 & 3)|
|Concluding Weeks||Private Office Hours, Dec. 7|
|Private Office Hours, Dec. 8|
|Private Office Hours, Dec. 9|