(Part 1, Winter 2021):
Fundamentals of Ecological Design
Instructions: Clicking on the section name will show / hide the section.
History of Permaculture
Ethics and Case Studies
Climate, Energy, & Technology
Zone, Sector, and Elevation Planning
The presentation of part one of the Permaculture Design Certificate coursework is finished. If you are not, you have until next January to finish BUT YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO FINISH EARLIER! Most students who continue at their own pace finish. Many who put the work aside for a later date do not.
Please keep your own copies of your submitted assignments until you have finished all three parts of the course.
I have heard from many of you about being behind with your work. That is very OK and understandable. Checking in with me via email is a good idea so I have a sense of your progress and an estimate of when you will finish.
Your Moodle account and access to course materials continues until next January. You may continue to communicate with me after this week through phone, email and during my office hours to continue your work. Come May, my office hours will reduced to one per week usually around lunch hour. I can also arrange for an appointment if the singular weekly hour does not work for your schedule.
Finishing your assignments after the deadline does not disqualify you from earning the Permaculture Design Certificate.
When you have submitted all previous assignments, the last activity and a survey will be accessible to complete part one.
NOTE ON GRADING: Most assignments are graded with "Satisfactory" unless there weren't. Occasionally, participants may receive "Outstanding" for submissions that demonstrated superior understanding and presentation of the assignment's objectives. The outstanding grade is not given lightly. Because students come from a fairly wide range of experiences and skills the satisfactory grade represent a wide range of success based on their progress. If you are receiving "Satisfactory" grades you are passing.