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Sat, 18 Sept



Permaculture Philosophy, Design and Patterns - Module 1

Introducing the ethics & principles of permaculture along with the ecological & environment overviews. We will share techniques for effective learning, & wholistic design methods: Along with pattern understanding, the atmosphere, climate, weather & micro-climates, forecasting, air quality, pollution

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Permaculture Philosophy, Design and Patterns - Module 1
Permaculture Philosophy, Design and Patterns - Module 1

Time & Location

18 Sept 2021, 8:30 am – 19 Sept 2021, 4:30 pm

Christchurch, 35 Hassals Lane, Waltham, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand

About the event

Module 1: Philosophy, Design & Patterns


8:30 Welcome Session:

Housekeeping & Course Overview

Getting know each other

Effective Learning Techniques

Group Culture

10:30 Permaculture Ethics, Principles & Domains:

What is Permaculture

Ethics - Introduction & Questions Activity

Principles -  Introduction & Card Game to learn about vast concepts that can be used in permaculture design

Permaculture Flower - discover the topics in each domain and indentify your desired path of learning

1:00  Ecology & Envirnomental Impact. Design Frameworks

What are ecosystems, Understanding Web of Life & Biomass

How does our inaction as humans impact the environment

Looking at the  frameworks used in design and techniques of observation

2:20 Permaculture Design cont. Bioregion & Food Distribution Systems

11 Design Principles overview

Deeper look Zones and how to define our Bioregions

Food Distribution System, food waste; Analysis of the local Food Web

Discussion: Food Commons, Food Sovereignty, Seed Saving

Mapping Activity: Localising Food Index (handout & discussion: Community Food Systems)        


8:30 Patterns

Patterns in Nature;

Language as a set of patterns;

Pattern Languages Activities

11:30 Macoclimates & Weather Patterns; Microclimates & Micrometeorology

Water Cycle & the importance of the soil sponge;

Global Circulation patterns;

Regional Weather Patterns;

Micrometeorology & Microclimates

1:30 Hardiness Zones, Biomes & Biome Shifting

Collaboration & places with similar growing zones:

Characteristics of the general biomes of the world:

Manual shifting of regional or localised biome

3:30 Elements of Design

Looking at the observation checklist need for the 1st stage of the design process

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