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New for 2008 Permaculture Design Short Course! Otago Polytechnic loves Sustainability.

New for 2008 Permaculture Design Short Course! Otago Polytechnic loves Sustainability.

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  • 1. HORTICULTURE SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES PERMACULTURE DESIGN* Permaculture Design provides an introduction to the design methods, ecology, uses, ethics and principles of permaculture design which when applied will lead you down the path to long term sustainable working systems for your home or working environment to achieve a minimum of waste and maximum production. The aim of the course is to give the participants a good grounding in the foundation which underpins the permaculture approach to a sustainable design for your environment. Session 1: Introduction to Permaculture Ethics and Principles Friday, February 22—6.30pm to 9.30pm Session 2: The Wider Garden: An Introduction to Ecology with a Field Visit to a Nearby Forest Sunday, February 24—10.00am to 4.30pm Get started with your base and sector analysis. Session 3: Designers Checklist: Gathering Information about Soils, Microclimates, Resources and Further Exploration of Design Methods Sunday, March 2—10.00am to 4.30pm Review base and sector analysis. Session 4: Introduction to Broad Zones and Designing Zone One (The Food Garden) and Make a No-Dig Garden, Herb Spiral and Compost Heap Sunday, March 9—10.00am to 4.30pm Discuss checklist exercise. Session 5: Zone Two Design Methods and Plant Selection and Develop Design for Food Forest Sunday, March 16—10.00am to 4.30pm Session 6: Field Visits to Permaculture Properties and Renaissance Underground Worm Farm Sunday, March, 30—10.00am to4.30pm Session 7: Designing for Water Conservation Sunday, April 13—10.00am to 4.30pm The elements and placement of Zones Three, Four and Five. (Four Week Self-Directed Period for Participants to Finish their Designs) Session 8: Present Designs, Discussion and Potluck Celebration Sunday, May 11—10.00am to 4.30pm Session 9: Preparation for Planting of Food Forest Area Sunday, May 18—10.00am to 4.30pm Session 10: Planting of Trees, Berry Crops and Perennial Companion Plants (The Food Forest) Sunday, June 8— 10.00am to 4.30pm Fee: $360 Approximately (GST Inclusive) Venue: L Block—Anzac Avenue (Dunedin Campus) * Subject to Final Approval. This course will run subject to a minimum number of enrolments. While every endeavour is made to ensure that the information contained here is correct, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any details. PERMACULTURE V2.1 01.08