Friday, April 1, 2011
Permaculture course day 6 and 7
Day 6 was more about water and trees. In the morning, we discussed grey water use, including safety, diverting etc. The afternoon was more on trees, and using them as wind and fire breaks etc. We also broke up in to groups, and did a quick design layout based on clientele needs for various properties, to get us in the right mindset for doing our own property designs that we are all required to do as part of this course. Day 7 was all about animals and chickens in permaculture. The whole morning was spent on chicken talk, including watching a short DVD at lunchtime. The afternoon was spent discussing other animals for a permaculture system, bees, cows, goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas etc. We then worked on another property design, incorporating animals into our design. This is helping us all to apply the principles learned so far in the course, so we can work on our own designs better. Next week we go on our bus tour to Crystal Waters to check out other properties already working on the permaculture systems, I am really looking forward to this, I think it will be really inspiring.