Category Archives: Permaculture Diploma

Posts about the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design.

The Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design

I’m pleased to announce that the first assessment of my diploma portfolio has been carried out, and I have passed with no further work needed. There is still a second assessment, which is a kind of quality control, but it looks like I will be accrediting next week as planned.

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Permaculture Diploma Portfolio almost Complete

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m currently putting together my portfolio for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. You will also notice that I have been posting less. That’s not because I haven’t got stuff to write about, but more a result of the volume of work that I’ve been putting in for the diploma.

I thought that I’d give you a quick summary of the designs that I’ve written up. There are nine so far, with one more still to write.

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Permaculture Design now Written up

It’s been over a month since my last post, and some of you may have thought that I had forgotten about my blog. Far from it. I am registered for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, and I have to submit a permaculture design for each of the ten designs that I will be submitting for assessment. I have been doing this here on the blog, but the pages are currently hidden, until all of the projects are written up. After that, I will change the layout of the blog and all of the designs will be visible.

Design of a Permaculture Smallholding

Wolds Woodland Farming Project April 2012

Just to show you that I have been busy, the link below will take you to the first draft of the overall permaculture design for this project. There’s a lot there.


Wolds Woodland Farming Project

The design took some time to write up, but I’m really happy with how it looks. It is going to be a great example of permaculture design on a larger scale than commonly seen in other permaculture diploma portfolios.

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HAPI Introduction to Permaculture

Today was the fourth and final day of our Introduction to Permaculture Course. I ran this for our group, the Horncastle Area Permaculture Initiative (HAPI), over four Saturdays, and today was the day for the students to present their designs.

Introduction to Permaculture


The course was run at the home of Ali, one of the group, and she was also the client for the design project, which was her garden. Running the course at the venue for the design, allowed us to work through the whole process, in situ. Holding the days, one a month, gave time for everybody to think through what we covered, and also allowed more time for them to work on their designs, which are posted below

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