27 May 2017
Concept Design, Detailed Design and Implementation
Continuing from last month, we’ll be learning to use the four phase permaculture design process. This the best design process we know to guide the design of a home, garden, lifestyle block, community or business. The process starts with observation and works through the assessment of the people who live and work there and reading the site itself ( last month). Then, the design process moves onto broad concept drawings and finally detailed maps, which will be the focus of this module. We’ll review what we covered on day one, then do a lot of design exercises with pens and paper, with funny hats, inside and outside. You’ll see lots of examples of finished design work and you can sort out what will work for your project presentation. We’ll finish discussing the implementation phase of the design.
Tutor – TBA
“Design is fundamentally messy. We learn useful things when we take it apart and put order to it, but we risk fooling ourselves into thinking that the process is clean, linear and organized. ” Jacke & Toensmeier, Edible Forest Gardens, VII, p. 143