Lecture 17 – Design: Restricted Access


There are a lot of questions that come up when first working with new land. It can be frustrating and overwhelming. Fortunately, permaculture has many methods and processes that help break things down so you can develop a holistic understanding of the land and its many elements.

Mimicking nature’s highly efficient systems, permaculture design incorporates something called the Scale of Permanence, which orders elements on a scale of least permanence to the most permanent things on the property. Learn about how to use the Scale of Permanence through an interactive game. This lesson also covers niche analysis, keystone species, and design process. Humans may be a keystone species, for if we suddenly disappeared, the planetary ecosystem would collapse.