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Chapter 01 – Introduction
Chapter 02 – Concepts & Themes
2.1 The Permaculture Vision
From industrial food production to permaculture system, showing 8 year transition.
2.2 Client Profile & Design Brief
Alright, let’s start with your client profile and design brief! This lesson contains video, text and 2 practical tasks.
2.7 Evolution of Society and Conscious Design
From hunter and gatherers to the era of conscious design.
Chapter 03 – Methods of Permaculture Design
Chapter 04 – Pattern Understanding
4.3 Practical Uses of Patterns (Part-2)
About dome structures and water purification with flow forms.
Chapter 05 – Climatic Factors
5.3 Global Weather Patterns Which Control Climate
The Beaufort Scale, El Niño/La Niña Patterns and the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone.
5.4 Climate Classification Systems – Part 1 (Köppen Climate Classification)
Let’s check out some classification systems!
5.5 Climate Classification Systems – Part 2 (Holdridge Life Zones & Plant Hardiness Zones)
Two other classification systems that we’ll have a quick look at.
5.6 Harvesting Water from the Atmosphere – Part 1 (Rain, Hail & Snow)
How much does it rain at your place?
5.7 Harvesting Water from the Atmosphere – Part 2 (Dew & Fog)
Some techniques how to keep the moisture in a specific landscape.
Chapter 06 – The Plant Kingdom
6.6 Plant Placement – The Relationship Between Shape & Habitat
It is via plant placement that we support natural processes – and accelerate natural succession.
6.7 Let’s plan a Food Forest
A live brainstorm with the residential PDC class at the time it was filmed.
6.8 Plant Morphology & Plant Profiling
Different pollination types, and the cycle from flower to fruit.
Chapter 07 – Water
7.4 Water Storage Techniques – Part 1
There are three main ways to store water: soil, tanks, dams. Let’s take a look.
Chapter 08 – Soil
8.7 Managing Soil Pollutants
Does your property and plan require to manage salinity and soil pollutants?
Chapter 09 – Earthworks
9.2 Earthworks Design & Ethics
How do we design earthworks and start the implementation? And what to look out for.
9.9 Creating your A-frame and using it as a level to dig a swale
Let’s create our own A-frame to dig a swale now!
Chapter 10 – Specific Environments
10.3 What Are Your Rainfall and Temperature Ranges?
Gather some more information for your final design.
10.10 Subtropical to Cold Climates
What the other climate zones have in common, especially regarding design goals.
10.16 Gardens & Food Forests – Part I
Designing our gardens & animal systems for our specific climate zone.