Presented October 1, 2012 in El Dorado, Kansas
presented in El Dorado, Kansas, September 24, 2012
presented September 17, 2012 in El Dorado, Kansas
This tour was recorded Sunday, May 6, 2012 (International Permaculture Day). It is illustrated below with a series of photos, each marked with the time in the recording when it is described. Click any thumbnail image to begin the slideshow at that point.
I apologize for the poor quality of the recording. I have done what I can to reduce noise and other distractions. In the process, the sound of dogs barking has become altered so that they sound rather like they are flying by at high speed. Please be assured that this is just an illusion.
When I teach intro classes on permaculture design, when we're talking about boundary optimization -- that is, when to maximize the edge and when to minimize it -- one of the questions I like to ask students is along the lines of, "How many strawberry plants, spaced 6" apart, can you fit in 16 square feet and still reach them all easily for harvest?" The exact numbers are not important; what I'm looking for is the ideal design of a strawberry planter to maximize production in a minimum of space.
Today we presented a workshop at the American Art Therapy Association's annual conference in Washington, DC. The slideshow for the presentation was too image-heavy to convert to a Google Doc, so we can't embed it here as a slideshow, but you can view or download a PDF copy.
Here are the slides from the two-night introductory class I'm teaching in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA tonight and tomorrow:
- Restoration Agriculture, Mark Shepard, August 2014.
- Permaculture Design Certification, Sustainable Living Coalition, June 2010. Lead instructor: Dave Boehnlein.
- Energy Auditor Certification, Energy and Environmental Training Center of Kansas City, August 2009.
Here is the slideshow for the presentation Jessie and I are giving this afternoon at the Prairie Star District Unitarian Universalist Association Annual Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.