July 8th – Tiny Permaculture Designing

Practice Permaculture Design on a Tiny Scale.

Our_Fuel_StoveWe don’t have to be designing for a farm, or a house and garden to be using permaculture design methodology. Good permaculture design can be practiced on a tiny scale – like the design of a hand tool, through to a small scale when we design a kitchen and upwards it goes. Permaculture Design can also be applied to social systems and business.

In our upcoming workshop about cooking on a fuel stove we shall

  • be teaching Chapter 6 of the Permaculture Designers Manual by Bill Mollison. This will give participants a good grounding in the understanding of multifunctional trees.
  • brush up ideas from Chapter 2 about Zoning and what can grow where (once we factor in the micro-climates, sectors and plant preferences)
  • Glean strategies out of Chapter 12 that help us survive the winter better in a warm-temperate climate

Here is the full day program for our amazing workshop on Friday 8th July at Silk Farm

9am Trees & their Energy Transactions (Chapter 6)

10.15 Cool-Season Strategies (Chapter 12) Heating and cooking systems Activities: fuel and food from garden.

11am Morning tea with garden herbs and goodies

11.15 Food Forests and Orchards(zones 1, 2, & 3) Windbreaks, Sun-traps, hedgerows and shelterbelts.

1pm Lunch Cooked with fire

2pm Energy in Design – Alternative energy systems.

Optimising natural energy on-site, energy sectors – activities for measuring Wind and Sun

3pm Design practice on a micro-level [Designing a fuel stove kitchen] stop-looking-for-heros

quick revision of Zones, element analysis and relationships, S.W.O.T. and more

4pm Afternoon tea and continue with your design.

5pm finish

At the conclusion of this full day of workshops you will have completed 4 topics of your PDC with PermacultureVisions.com: Forests, Energy, Cultivated Ecology and Natural Systems and Design.


Location: Silk Farm (280 Cordeaux rd Mt Kembla NSW 2526 AU)