|Below: A Self-Guided-Learning Tour into Permaculture|
Use these pages as an educational journey into applied permaculture thinking and designing. At the bottom of every page you will find the directory of the key elements included in this design. Each page is like opening a chapter in a permaculture design booklet that explains the element, its function, and why it was included. Enjoy your learning. We explore all of these elements in each of our Permaculture Design Certificate Courses.
|We began designing CSC’s (Center for Sustainable Community) 8.7 acres of land in early 2011. The initial plan was presented, approved and adopted by CSC in the Spring of 2012. Then in 2021, we recreated the framework design to include our progress and help inspire our current direction of movement.|
Asked to guide the design, Midwest Permaculture continues with implementation over a decade later. We expect it to take us about 5 years to fully establish each element of the design and then another 5 years to see it move into greater maturity. We want the implementation to be a learning experience for hundreds of people. We welcome your interest and participation. Here are a couple of options.
Directory of Design Elements
The hyperlinked images below open a new page with more-detailed explanations of each element in the design as it relates to this project. The elements without a hyperlink will be linked-in once we complete the content of those pages in the coming months. (We wish they were all done as well.)
|Permaculture Design for CSC in Stelle, IL||CSC Vision for Property||Design Overview|
|Year-Round Greenhouse||From Orchard to Food Forest||Wood Gasification|
|Season Extenders||Integrated Gardening Techniques||Coppicing/Pollarding|
|Composting Toilets||Hedgerows||Keyline Plowing|
|Linear Food Forests||Hugelkultured Swales||Chinampas Gardens|
|EarthCamp Village||Thermal Mass Rocket Stove||Tree-Range Chicken|
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