In this free, online course, you’ll learn about the process, ethics, and principles of permaculture while diving into climate-specific design elements through interactive technology, videos, graphics, and readings. Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. Permaculture uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people used the land. This course is designed to benefit everyone regardless of learning style, time commitments, or available technology. Expect to spend between two to four hours each week on coursework.
- Define what the permaculture design system is, as well as its ethics and principles.
- Organize the order of the permaculture design process.
- Diagram elements of watershed, sector, and zone maps.
- Identify design elements appropriate for each climate.
Course is offered by Oregon State University.