The Design Your Site with Permaculture course is new and unique. After teaching over 90 Permaculture Design Courses (PDCs), Aranya has selected the content most relevant to most of us and organised it around a real-life site design process. The course breaks down each part of the process into manageable parts. Along the way Aranya demonstrates and explains in detail:
What look for when surveying a site
How to make a good site map, should you not already have one
Simple surveying tools and techniques
How to clarify your design remit or interview a client
How to identify the key functions of any design
How to match your needs to the ability of the site to meet them, then set clear, realistic and achievable goals
How nature provides us with a set of guiding principles for excellent design
A selection of different permaculture tools and techniques, and...
How to use them to choose the best elements to include in your design, and...
How to assemble these into efficient, resilient and effective systems.
How to prioritise activities into an implementation and maintenance plan
How to share your ideas with others in an engaging way
What Aranya and his partner Jules have been implementing on their own site
The site survey module for example, includes 19 sections, each with its own video, covering topics such as vegetation, animals, structures, soil, water, energy, leaks and limiting factors, microclimates, desire lines and zoning, and more.
As you progress through the course you’ll learn how to observe, assess, and then improve all these aspects.
Aranya also includes an introduction to permaculture which can serve as a refresher for those who’ve already had some permaculture training.
This course is for anyone wanting to use a permaculture approach to designing a site, whether it be a home garden, allotment, community garden, forest garden, market garden or smallholding.