AIA & ASLA Continuing Education:
Introduction to Permaculture
Licensed architects and landscape architects are required to take continuing education courses in order to keep their licenses current. Wayne Weiseman and The Permaculture Project LLC is certified by the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA), and their continuing educational programs, to teach a two-day, sixteen-hour, introduction to Permaculture course. Earn sixteen learning units and increase your knowledge of this comprehensive Permaculture system as applied to the built environment and the landscape.
Because our current ecological and economic climate requires us to look deeply at issues of environmental degradation, overwhelming financial constraints and a depleted resource base, Permaculture offers a comprehensive system of solutions in these trying times.
Some of the areas covered during the Introduction to Permaculture course:
Permaculture principles; concepts and themes in design; the local ecosystem; forms of eco-gardening and farming; broad scale, bioregional site design; the application of specific methods, laws and principles to design; pattern understanding and observation skills; climatic factors; plants and trees and their energy interactions; water: collection, storage, purification; soils; earth-working and earth resources; infrastructure and roads; zone and sector analysis; food forests and small animal husbandry, forest management; cropping and large animal husbandry; harvest and utility forests; natural forests; land and forest restoration; aquaculture; planning the homestead; “green” structures, ecological building practice; equipment, tools, bio-fuels and vehicles; renewable energy, system design and implementation; energy conservation; biological waste management and recycling; strategies for different climates; urban and suburban strategies; project planning, budgets and timelines; political, social, economic issues and solutions; designing sustainable economy; human settlement and local ecology; site selection, mapping and modeling; dividing, distributing, apportioning land; practical work on design.
Please go to the How-to Video page to see Permaculture in action.
Lectures, seminars, and workshops are also available. If you are interested in promoting a course, lecture, seminar or workshop for your local architecture chapter or firm please contact Wayne Weiseman at The Permaculture Project LLC for more information.