An Introduction to Permaculture
Graham Bell & Sandy James
Quarries Farm, Bangor
Objectives
• By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain what Permaculture is
• State its relevance...
Objectives
• By Lunchtime, participants will be able to:
• Explain their preferred model for learning
• Name all their fel...
PERMACULTURE:
Designing for a Sustainable Future
Natural Patterns:
• Maximise Edge
• Use natural successions
• Exploit stacking opportunities
Behavioural Patterns
• Everything Gardens
• Everything is a Gift
• Start Small, start Local
• Yield is Unlimited
• Minimum...
Minimum Intervention
• Do Nothing
• Increase Throughput
• Biological Intervention
• Mechanical Intervention
• Chemical Int...
Energy Pattern
• First: Harvest Energy
• Second: Conserve Energy
• Only then: Use Energy
Some other Patterns – Relationships
• Maximise Relationships
• Diversity of Elements
• Duplicity of Function
• Maximise En...
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
An introduction to permaculture
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An introduction to permaculture

  1. 1. An Introduction to Permaculture Graham Bell & Sandy James Quarries Farm, Bangor
  2. 2. Objectives • By the end of this course, participants will be able to: • Explain what Permaculture is • State its relevance to 5 aspects of their lives • Make a garden in a day • Explain their future development plan • Identify the main useful species relevant to their area • Show the connections between the above.
  3. 3. Objectives • By Lunchtime, participants will be able to: • Explain their preferred model for learning • Name all their fellow participants • Identify their expectations for the course • See and explain the main areas of their lives where Permaculture is relevant.
  4. 4. PERMACULTURE: Designing for a Sustainable Future
  5. 5. Natural Patterns: • Maximise Edge • Use natural successions • Exploit stacking opportunities
  6. 6. Behavioural Patterns • Everything Gardens • Everything is a Gift • Start Small, start Local • Yield is Unlimited • Minimum intervention for maximum return.
  7. 7. Minimum Intervention • Do Nothing • Increase Throughput • Biological Intervention • Mechanical Intervention • Chemical Intervention
  8. 8. Energy Pattern • First: Harvest Energy • Second: Conserve Energy • Only then: Use Energy
  9. 9. Some other Patterns – Relationships • Maximise Relationships • Diversity of Elements • Duplicity of Function • Maximise Energy Usage between source and sink • Learn about them • Relative to Place
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