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Upcoming Field Day Mt Kembla NSW JUNE 17

by April SAMPSON-KELLY -

Upcoming Field Day Mt Kembla NSW JUNE 17

Tour our demonstration site, cook on the Rocket Stove Fagao de Lena, and cover basics with practical application. TICKETS FREE FOR STUDENTS OF PERMACULTURE VISIONS. Please book your place.

Get your ticket here https://events.humanitix.com/permaculture-design-skills-integrating-elements


NEW TUTORIAL FOR MAPPING YOUR SITE

by April SAMPSON-KELLY -

Draw your site up using a web of triangles. Not everyone has a site without any trees and a clear aerial map of the area. With this technique you can draw the area, locate key structures and be able to plan changes with accuracy. This tutorial also shows you how to work out your own scale for the map. 

https://youtu.be/wBOq6NPEm-8

upcoming Field Day - online and where you are

by April SAMPSON-KELLY -

Get your ticket for the upcoming field day (online) https://events.humanitix.com/harnessing-natural-resources-0ykp5ev6 FREE for students and graduates of PermacultureVisions

Designing from scratch and don't know where to start? Here you will build 4 permaculture skills to determine risk and design to turn untapped resources into abundance!

In these 4 sessions you will be actively part of a permaculture design team conducting a risk assessment, identifying natural resource flows and integrate elements to build an efficient permaculture design.

A valuable part of permaculture design includes assessment of site resources - the strengths, risks, opportunities and constraints. In this online field day we harvest observations on your own site, assess risks and discover opportunities. This course has expert input from Professional Ergonomist, risk analyst for social enterprises, and Permaculture teacher Lizzy Smith.




Upcoming Online Field Day Friday Jan 28th

by April SAMPSON-KELLY -

"Did you say online Field Day?" 

How can that be? we know that sounds impossible but given current Corona conditions and the fact that everyone is based far and wide from one another - lets give this a go. 

This is our first attempt to have an online field day. Updated details are here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EIFzI-z0QFw_ksAMWPfImTGKcsUMs6ClhVTCvUgwCFg/edit#gid=344569417

copy of draft is here:

Permaculture Design Field Day - Jan - Online and in own field/site sections
15Natural Resource Flow18Existing features 19SWOC20Risk Analysis
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Why
There are 3 main reasons to be working together today. Firstly, you, as the client gets input for your design. Secondly, you get to work as a design team and build your own design skills. Thirdly, our upcoming textbook called the Field Guide to Permaculture Design, gets some more chapters tested.
Context
Today we will explore 4 chapters of the Field Guide to Permaculture Design. In total there are 50 Steps. You can see all the steps here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EIFzI-z0QFw_ksAMWPfImTGKcsUMs6ClhVTCvUgwCFg/edit#gid=0 The reason why we are doing these 4 chapters is because the client has already considered the ethics behind her drive to create a design. She, and her family (the stakeholders of the design) are ready to move to the next step.
What to do
Please read each chapter, set for todays workshop ready to discuss the task with the team and together we will complete the worksheet.
Workshop Program
LINKS
equipment desired
outcomes
10:00 AM
meet and greet, morning tea
10:15
outline of days events
10:30
1st topic - Natural Resource Flow
clipboard, note paper and pencils
map with resource flow
11:00
2nd topic - Existing features
drawing paper, pencils
highlighted features
12:00lunch
12:303rd topic - SWOCnote paper, penSWOC CHART
1:00
4th topic - Risk Analysis
note paper, penHighlighted risks
1.45afternoon tea
2:00end

This workshop is free for everyone enrolled in the moodle and $180 for each participant not enrolled with us.

Participants limited to 12


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