PD3: Spring 2021
Permaculture Design Certificate Course
(Part 3, Spring 2021)
This introductory week is a warm-up before the core curriculum begins on Friday.
Each week, look through the course content and activities so you can budget your time and energy accordingly.
Please do not hesitate to contact Michael Burns with any questions either via the Moodle Messages tool or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Discuss and clarify your goals.
Well written and constructed goals ensures you and other stakeholders understand your rational for design. They can also serve as a means to evaluate your progress during and after implementation.
Now we focus on site assessment while looking at the whole outcome for this course, your portfolio. You will be collecting detailed data about the physical characteristics of a landscape. This information will help determine what problems and priorities exist that need design attention. Ongoing thoughtful site assessment will enable you to make the best decisions for success. This portfolio will represent your previous observations in this course and those over the next two weeks.
Develop a concept of your design as a first draft of a finished portfolio or presentation.
Continue with assessments and the forum from last week.
Finalize your design enough to create a presentation.
Some of you will want to continue to refine and develop ideas but it is the time to take a snapshot or summary review of your permaculture-inspired designs as they stand now.
The final presentation may still require you to finish some assessments, work on details or patch designs, tweaking criteria for goals, etc. However, the objective of this assignment is demonstrate how much you have learned over all of your coursework.
What you submit will be the basis for the next revised and updated presentation you will deliver to the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute for your Permaculture Design Certificate.
Course Wrap-up for Practicum