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PLANTS IN A PERMACULTURE SYSTEM (PERMACULTURE II) SPECIAL OFFER

Duration (approx) 100 hours
Qualification Statement of Attainment

Special offer - study plants in a permaculture system by distance  learning

  • Expand your knowledge and understanding of how plants are used in permaculture landscapes.
  • Learn about plants within the permaculture environment.

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Special offer on Plants in a Permaculture System course.

Study by distance learning.

Enrol today and get the course at a reduced price AND six free eBooks.

Expand your knowledge and understanding of how plants are used in permaculture landscapes.  

Learn about plants within the permaculture environment. 

Flexible studying to fit in with you and your lifestyle

 


 

This course can be taken as part of the learning journey towards the Permaculture Design Certificate OR it can be taken after completion of the PDC to increase your knowledge of the use of plants in permaculture systems. There is more information on obtaining the PDC below.

 

COURSE AIM

  • To develop the student’s understanding of how to plan and develop a self sustaining, environmentally stable productive garden based on the patterns which occur in nature.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Permaculture Gardens - Different Garden Systems
  2. Design - Planning techniques and skills
  3. Garden Zones
  4. Design for Natural Pest, Disease and Weed Control
  5. Companion Planting
  6. Appropriate Technology in Permaculture Design
  7. Water Garden
  8. Fruit Garden
  9. Herb and Vegetable Garden
  10. Mandala Garden

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims

  • Discuss the nature and scope of Permaculture.
  • Apply an understanding of environmental systems to considerations given to how a Permaculture system is designed.
  • Describe soils and the impact their characteristics have upon natural and man made environments.
  • Explain the application of this knowledge to Permaculture.
  • Describe characteristics of climate and water, and the impact their characteristics have upon natural and man made environments.
  • Explain the application of this knowledge to Permaculture.
  • Describe forest systems and their relevance to Permaculture design.

What You Will Do

  • Develop a good understanding of the scientific system of naming plants.
  • Discuss some of the aspects which play a part in permaculture.
  • Describe how permaculture is different to other forms of horticulture and agriculture.
  • Visit an outdoor environment area determine what relationships the living and non‑living things might have with each other.
  • Explain how a permaculture system operates. Considering: -Relative location -Multiple functions-Multiple elements-Elevational planning -Biological resources-Energy recycling -
  • Natural succession -Maximise edges-Diversity.
  • Determine some of the characteristics of soil samples collected by you.
  • Explain contour maps and how this information can be used to estimate potential effects on plant growth.
  • Explain the relationship between soils and plant growth.
  • Research different ecosystems such as arid deserts, savannas, mangroves, etc.
  • Explain weather patterns in your local area. Determine why this knowledge may be important to the permaculture practitionist.
  • Explain water within an ecosystem or permaculture garden and its application.
  • Describing the microclimate of arid classification.
  • Describe the differences between the three main types of climate zones such as Tropical, Temperate and Desert and briefly give your views on what major differences would need to be taken in establishing a permaculture system in each climate zone, compared with the other two.
  • Consider the impact of plant communities on each other and to the rest of the ecosystem.
  • Determine the effects of light, rainfall, wind, leaf litter, etc, on the growth of the plants you observed.
  • Explain the importance of trees in a Permaculture system.

Permaculture Design Certificate

This course can be taken as a standalone course or you can take it as part of the PDC. You can achieve the PDC by studying this course and also Permaculture I, III and IV.

Alternatively, you can achieve the PDC with us by successfully completing our Permaculture Systems course or our Certificate in Horticulture (Permaculture) course.  

If you are not sure which is the best route for you, please contact us by clicking the link below.

 

And remember, if you enrol today, you will receive this course at a discounted price AND receive six free eBooks.

 

 

 

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Meet some of our academics

John MasonMr Mason has worked 45+ years in Writing, Education, Horticulture and Recreation. His experience in both public & private sectors is extensive; particularly across Australia and England.
Maggi BrownMaggi is regarded as an expert in organic growing throughout the UK, having worked for two decades as Education Officer at the world renowned Henry Doubleday Research Association. She has been active in education, environmental management and horticulture across the UK for more than three decades. Some of Maggi's qualifications include RHS Cert. Hort. Cert. Ed. Member RHS Life Member Garden Organic (HDRA) .
Diana Cole (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.
Bob James B.Sc.,M.Env.Mgt.Horticulturalist, Agriculturalist, Environmental consultant, Businessman and Professional Writer. Over 40 years in industry, Bob has held a wide variety of senior positions in both government and private enterprise. Bob has a Dip. Animal Husb, B.App.Sc., Grad.Dip.Mgt, PDC, M.Enviro.Mgt.


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