Lecture 11 – Design: Restricted Access


If you haven’t considered nature’s designs before, it might seem a bit chaotic. But if you look a little closer, there’s an intricate, intelligent order behind the chaos. Simple patterns repeat themselves over and over again, demonstrating their success in balancing form and function. Every design in nature, from leaf distance on a branch, to animal track patterns, to wind patterns, achieves an efficient balance of form and function.

Learn about different types of patterns found in nature, that can enhance permaculture design. Get to know nature’s ways to control soil erosion, the benefits of ubiquitous branching patterns, and the space-saving nature of circular forms. Nature is full of intelligent designs. We need look no further than outside our window for a little inspiration.