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.

Please feel free to add any comments that you have


4 thoughts on “Permaculture Design now Written up

    1. Deano Post author

      Thanks rachel
      It took a bit of time, but it’s been worth it. At least you’ll be recording as you go along

  1. lesagriers

    Hi Deano,

    Very interesting read, thanks for sharing it!
    What’s the reasoning behind your comments about rotavating and establishing a benign ground-cover before digging swales and tree planting? I ask, because as you know, I’m going to start my swales/trees this winter and intended to mulch with cut grass like you did.

    Many thanks


    1. Deano Post author

      Hi Mark
      Time. Using the scythe is a much slower method. I tried it to reduce fossil fuel usage, and to see how it works, but I will be doing it for yearsto come. Not so bad for a young man like yourself, with a whole family who will pitch in, but for anold fella like myself, working on my own,it will be a job that will need to be done for some time.
      Nothing wrong with the method itself, but I could do with a bit more time.
      We can chat more in July.


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