Principle Based Permaculture Design

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Welcome to ‘Principle Based Permaculture Design,’ a transformative journey into the heart of sustainable living. This comprehensive course explores the foundational ethics and principles of permaculture, offering you a roadmap to design resilient, regenerative systems.

Chapter One: Holmgren’s Principles and Mollison’s Ethics

Embark on your permaculture journey by understanding the prime directive and the three core ethics of permaculture as defined by Bill Mollison. This chapter lays the groundwork for a principled mindset, emphasizing the responsibility to care for the Earth, care for people, and the return of surplus. Discover the ethical foundation that shapes every permaculture design.

Chapter Two: Design Principles 1-4

Delve into the first four design principles that form the backbone of permaculture. From the art of observation and interaction to the essential concept of catching and storing energy, obtain a deep understanding of how these principles guide sustainable design. Learn the importance of obtaining a yield and applying self-regulation, ensuring your designs align with the principles of resilience and harmony.

Chapter Three: Design Principles 5-8

Explore the next set of permaculture design principles, focusing on resource efficiency, waste reduction, and pattern-based design. Understand the significance of using and valuing resources, producing no waste, designing from patterns to details, and integrating rather than segregating. These principles offer a holistic approach, guiding you towards systems that are not only sustainable but also regenerative.

Chapter Four: Design Principles 9-12

Delve into the principles that advocate small, slow solutions, the importance of diversity, and the strategic use of edges. Understand the principle of using and valuing diversity, practicing risk reduction, and acknowledging the power of edges in design. Embrace the principle of creativity and adaptability, emphasizing the ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome challenges in your permaculture journey.

Chapter Five: Using the Principles, Directive, and Ethics in Active Design

Put theory into practice as you explore five practical ways to use permaculture ethics and principles in active design. These applications range from viewing your property through the lens of all 12 principles to setting priorities for time-based implementations. Learn how to apply the foundational limits of ethics and the prime directive to create designs that are not only resilient but also better for both you and the environment.

This course empowers you to create designs that thrive, harmonizing with nature. Whether you’re a seasoned permaculturist or a beginner, join us on this journey to cultivate resilient, diverse ecosystems.

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