Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

ELP 518 Permaculture & Whole Systems Design: Principles and Practices for Sustainable Systems

Permaculture is the study and observation of ecosystems, integrated with insights and practices of diverse indigenous peoples, combined to create an ethical whole systems design process. This course explores permaculture and whole systems design principles in order to apply these concepts to the designing of sustainable systems. Learners will gain a firm understanding of permaculture principles and an ecological design process, and will apply this understanding to create holistic, just, and regenerative, educational designs.


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