A tutorial series explaining how to do permaculture designs using free software

The Challenge - Install your software.

Like I said above, this tutorial series is going to be based around my personal favorite (free) software. The tools I like to use for permaculture design are:

  1. Inkscape - This is a vector drawing program, which means that you can make images that have teeny tiny details and zoom way in without losing image quality. The alternative is called "raster drawing," and is based on editing pixels (think photoshop). The downside of that is that if you zoom in too much, everything gets grainy and you can't add any more details. With a vector program, you can draw a 100 acre property and still zoom in enough to draw individual plants, if you want. You'll use this to draw the actual design.

  2. gimp - This is a raster image editing program, useful for retouching photos or stitching together background images that you get from screenshots (you'll see what I'm talking about in a future challenge). You'll use this to clean up imagery you use in your report, and to create a backdrop for your design.

  3. libreoffice - This is an office productivi

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