Andy Goldring, UK Permaculture Association, has shared seven lessons plans:
1. Real Wealth and Wiser Money
- Explain different forms of exchange that make up a local economy
- Know that there are economic strategies available to help support and develop local economies
- Make links between ‘green economy’ approaches and permaculture.
- Explain that local self-reliance needs a local economy and vica-versa!
- Explain the design process – the sequence in which it unfolds
- Use and explain techniques such as zoning, sector analysis, sectional elevation and the PASE sheet
- Get more information about a wide range of additional tools and methods that can be used.
3. Observation Walk and Participant Design Project
- Share knowledge and understandings of permaculture
- See how other people have applied permaculture thinking
4. Introductions and Expectations
Objectives: meet other students, get to know the tutors, understand why people have chosen to attend and what the ground rules are.
- Know that there are a number of different sets of principles, and something about their evolution
- List and explain the 12 Holmgren principles
- See that there are links between the principles
- Understand examples of where they have been applied
- Apply zoning concepts at a landscape scale
- List a variety of tree types and arrangements
- Explain how trees fit into a zoned landscape and how they fulfil a variety of functions
- Explain how sector analysis works and apply it to a landscape design example
- Consider future landscapes
7. An Exercise: What Do I Eat?
Objectives: Identify and evaluate your involvement in and impact on food cycles