Mid-Course Review

This is week 30 of our yearlong #freepermaculture course

The mid-course review is an important part of the traditional permaculture curriculum, and it gives us a chance to reflect, assimilate, and send/receive feedback in all directions.

Remember the Principle of Cyclic Opportunity?​

“Every cyclic event increases the opportunity for yield. To increase cycling is to increase yield. Cycles in nature are diversion routes away from entropic ends-life itself cycles nutrients-giving opportunities for yield, and thus opportunities for species to occupy time niches.”–Bill Mollison

Our course started 30 weeks ago with an introduction to permaculture design theories. We then spent the last several weeks looking at the biological components and learning how to assemble plant-based systems. In the months to come, we’ll delve into the structural and social elements of your design. And then, for our final phase, we will walk step by step through the GOBRADIME process, using all of the learning and experimentation we’ve done together, and synthesize it into your multi-phase student design project!

This week marks a significant milestone in our course, and if you’ve been following closely since the beginning (you know who you are!) then you know we have covered a lot of ground. And, even if you’ve been meticulously keeping track of all of the emails and links to every class, it’s a lot of content, and it’s overwhelming. 

Your task this week is to go back through the whole course.​

  • Log in to the main platform, review the full list of classes, and do the classes you skipped so far.
  • Engage with the forum, and revisit places you felt stuck or challenged. 
  • Review all the classes you did do, and review all of your notes and ideas.
  • Begin to percolate, to organize, to synthesize. 

Also, we really want your feedback.

Every time a student sends in an evaluation form we read it and use what it says to guide our actions and inspire new content creation for the #freepermaculture lexicon. Please take a moment to give us your feedback, using this form.

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