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

HAPI

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

I didn’t know what to expect from them, as a couple had said that they didn’t think that their designs were good enough. In fact, I was blown away by the amount of work that they put into them. Take a look for yourselves, and bear in mind that this was an introduction course, not a full Design course. If you click on a picture it enlarges, and a second click enlarges again, allowing you to scroll across the image. Clicking on the back arrow of your browser will take you back to this page.

Enjoy

Permaculture Design

Maisie’s Design

 

Permaculture Design

Jennifer’s Design

 

Permaculture Design

Patty’s Design

 

Permaculture Design

Eddie’s Design

 

Permaculture Design

Ali’s Design

 

Permaculture Design

Ali’s Inset

 

Permaculture Design

The Collective Results

Helping out with HAPI is one of the ways that I use the ethical principles of permaculture in my life. This one, the redistribution of my knowledge, is given freely. In return, the HAPI members give me some of their time, when I have a project that needs some extra hands.

For diploma purposes, it is also evidence of my engagement with the wider permaculture community.

 

5 thoughts on “HAPI Introduction to Permaculture

  1. Rachel Woodisse

    Great post Deano, fantastic that you can help others with some teaching and they will help you in return. I really like their designs.

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    1. Deano Post author

      Thanks Rachel. Now the designs are recorded, and out there for people to look at. I got a lot from the teaching. The explanation of how to incorporate permaculture principles/tools/techniques into the ‘build/assembly’ of the design led me to re examine the design methods normally used, and I’m working on my own. Another potential design for my diploma.

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  2. foodnstuff

    What a great idea, Deano, to have one of the students as a client for the group’s design and to hold the lessons at the client’s home.

    I’ve done a PDC and want to teach ultimately and thought I’d start with an introductory course (the full 72 hours is intimidating!). Doing it your way is something I’d love to try. Many thanks.

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    1. Deano Post author

      It worked really well. We’ve left all of the designs there so that Ali can have good think about what everybody has suggested.
      Hopefully we’ll see some of those designs implemented in due course.
      Good Luck with the teaching
      Deano

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