Lecture 16 – Design: Restricted Access

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It’s easy to get lost in foreign territory. And just because you live in your home doesn’t necessarily mean you know where everything is. Lucky for you, people invented maps long ago to help navigate unknown territory. But how can you use a map in permaculture?

Jay introduces us to an incredible variety of different types of maps that serve different purposes. Types of maps include trails, topographical, tides, roads, climate, zoning, sky, land use, maritime, and many more. They can tell you an infinite number of things, and can help you decide where to design various elements of your permaculture site, depending on weather, topography, species distribution, water flow, wind flow, sun exposure, and more. Jay leads the class through a mapping exercise demonstrating how a map can even be used in your own home, incorporating zones and sectors.