A few months ago, I shared my jitters and doubts about signing up for an online PDC taught by Geoff Lawton in the post Permaculture Design Course: A Rambling Confession. In this post, I rambled on about my nerves, my worries that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t) keep up with the coursework…that I would give up.
Well I didn’t give up. Sure, I had a few moments of despair and cried to Ray that I should never have signed up for the course, that I couldn’t understand certain principles and concepts, that I never would “get it”. But, he calmly reassured me and told me that learning this stuff takes time and that no one would get it on the first go around. I would have to study continuously and put the concepts into practice to truly understand. In my frantic state, I had forgotten that the best way to truly learn is by doing.
So, below is a drawing of my design.
I won’t pretend I know or completely understand everything about Permaculture. This drawing is not as “fancy” as some of them I have seen and my report is far from professional. But, I will say I that my knowledge and understanding of Permaculture has grown by taking this course, and I will be able to confidently implement what I have learned on our property…and I’m excited to get started.
Stay tuned for a follow up post after I have received feedback on my design and I will share my final report as well!