Course DescriptionPermaculture is a holistic design approach that addresses modern sustainability challenges on the local and global scale. This course examines the foundations of permaculture while offering insights into the ethics and principles that guide sustainable design in your own backyard…and beyond! Topics covered include the history of permaculture, permaculture ethics and principles, relationships and patterns in nature, tools and techniques for permaculture design, local permaculture initiatives. This course is for anyone looking to design sustainable landscapes, improve gardening yields or simply has a desire to learn more about permaculture.
By completion of this course, successful student will be able to:
- Define permaculture
- Explain permaculture ethics and principles
- Identify ecological patterns and relationships
- Apply tools and techniques for permaculture site analysis
- Recognize local permaculture initiatives and applications