Information Page in Progress
The whole diploma (in my opinion) is about practicing your design skills. This section will explain a bit about the various design tools I have come accross. As well as these tools there is also a nod towards the inspiration that just arrives if you let it. Procrastination, tidying up and putting off has led to amazing design solutions.
There are of course people that have already posted information about design skills online.
Mark Fisher's fantastic collection of permaculture information. www.self-willed-land.org.uk. What I really like is the comprehensiveness of his writings and that it reminds me of some of the permaculture principles that initally sparked my passion.
The design process
Short introduction to permaculture design
design methods and tools
David Holmgren has observed the permaculture phenomina from the start. His 12 permaculture design principles are a wonderfull way to explain permaculture to people and there are lots of resources to download from the site. It explores the ethics behind permaculture and interestingly it has been updated since I last checked the site out with transition ideas and input from Rob Hopkins linking business to the 12 principles. I love the way the permaculture flower is a structure to design your life on. www.permacultureprinciples.com