Bristol Community College: AGR 124: Introduction to Permaculture
Fall River Campus Summer 2018 3 credits
June 4th-July 18th 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-9:30 pm
Permaculture is the design of food systems and social structures to provide for human needs while restoring ecosystem health. This course will offer a foundation in permaculture history, principles, ethics, design process and application of techniques and best practices for whole systems design. The course integrates both research and practical applications to design food systems that have the resiliency of natural ecosystems. The essential components of diverse food production systems will be discussed in detail, including ecological garden design, forest gardens, perennial vegetable cropping, soil rehabilitation, water harvesting, carbon farming, natural building, land restoration techniques and appropriate technology.