LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Saturday 04 MARCH 2017 9am – 5pm

TUTORGary Marshall

This workshop introduces participants to the fundamental concepts of ecological literacy and regenerative landscape design. Students will learn to read landscapes, sample soils, map and record ecological and space-based information, and use and apply basic design tools to the design of a real property. The design tools and methods learned in this workshop will form the basis for practical activities and projects throughout the APW programme. This workshop is essential for anyone interested in developing practical skills in design and permaculture.
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COURSE CONTENT

Observation and interactions with nature and the landscape; Landscape and site and sector analysis including – topography, hydrology, ecology, soil, micro-climates; Understanding and working with external influences, variation, and change; Landscape management; Integration of uses; Field trip and practical design activity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Develop ecological literacy skills
  • Develop an understanding of landscape design
  • Apply the day’s learning to the design of an Auckland property
  • Identify opportunities and challenges to applying the day’s learning

LINKS + REFERENCE MATERIAL

  • Urban Aquaculture Centre
  • Introduction to Permaculture
    BILL MOLLISON with RENY M. SLAY
  • Landscape Planning: Environmental Applications
    WILLIAM M MARSH, 2005
  • “Melliodora” Hepburn Permaculture Gardens: 10 Years of Sustainable Living
    DAVID HOLMGREN, 1995