Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. This method is particularly sensitive to how the land is formed and impacted by its position in the larger geographical area.
OSU offers a free introduction to permaculture starting October 31, 2016 and ending November 27, 2016. Over 5000 students for all parts of the globe participated in the last session. The online forum provides a wealth of opportunity to learn how landscape design can improve watershed management, erosion control, water conservation, crop fertility, among others. It's great fun to see how a city planner in India is approaching soil fertilization and contrast approaches with a tobacco farmer in North Carolina. Students on an individual projects and comes away with a practical landscape design addressing their own permaculture factors.
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