Okay, back to our agenda! • ELEMENTSList the elements (nouns)thatyou noticed last weekduring your observation.(Sun, wind, view, firedanger, frost heaves arealso elements)
How permanent is each element?• Did each element seem happy?• In your observations, did you notice anything that seemed unhappy? Too crowded? Too alone? Too……• What could you move? Change?• How could you make each• element happy ?
There once was a man named PA Yeomans• Permaculture owes a lot to this man.Through trial and error and lots of observation, Persival Alfred (PA) developed what he called a “Scale of Permanence”
Scale of PermanenceThanks, Owen, for the graphic
Those are the basic elements• Did you note all of those things last week when you observed?• Don’t worry. I’m going to give you a chance to do it again.
I’m getting tired…. Are you?Why don’t you takea break, dream abouta nice place to be.Grab a snack or a cup of teaWhile you are dreaming.
Our LAST agenda item:• Sectors and Zones Do a little dance, sing a little song! Get done tonight! Get done tonight!
If you look back at Yeomans Scale of Permanence• You simply map those elements starting at the top.• Climate: sun/wind/snow/fire• Landshape: slope• Water:• Roads for animals and people• Trees (if there are a lot)• Structures and views• (you don’t have to map soils)
Zones• Are all about YOU. Since you are an element in a system, you need to place any new elements closest to you.• Permaculture is all about saving energy and with ZONES, we’re talking about YOUR energy.
The things that take the most attention/energy from you should be the closest to you.Source
Usually you see ZONES shown like this. However, it’s Never this neat! Source
And now….. for a quick lecture!Insert lecture on relationships
So, now are you ready? It’s time for your assignment! OOPS. First things first!Of course, you should do your Blog Post first.Go back over your notes and synthesize them, makethem YOURS, integrate the information you’ve gleaned,Then POST to your blog! I’ll be looking forward toreading them! (They usually tell me what I forgot to tellyou! :-)
See you later! I’ll catch you over atUnit2 Week 2 AssignmentWhenever you are ready. Don’t you just lovea-synchronous classes? I do!
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