Designing for All Our Relations

Care for the Earth is the first permaculture ethic, which means designing and creating the provision for all life systems to continue and multiply, that is for soils, forests, wetland and more to regenerate. A major aspect of this is how we design for biodiversity, how we aim to support the thousands of species that benefit our gardens and exist for their own terms.

To best design for biodiversity I took the following steps:

  • Looked at best practice as promoted by conservation organisations
  • Researched priority species as part of the local biodiversity action plan so that I can intentional create habittat and support these species
  • Looked at recommended practices for organic farms
  • Researched plants loved by widlife

This research then informed by biodiversity goals for Brook End which can be found here.

'All our relations' also relates to our human communities and I have explored how Brook End can become a community resource, a summary of this work can be found here.

Details

Output 3: Designing for Family Resilience

Output Overview

Output Overview

Introduction

Introduction

1. Design Processes

1. Design Processes

2. Observe & Interact

2. Observe & Interact

3. Designing from Patterns to Details

3. Designing from Patterns to Details

- Nutritional Resilience

- Nutritional Resilience

- Medicinal Resilience

- Medicinal Resilience

- Indoor Ecosystems

- Indoor Ecosystems

- Permaculture Orchards

- Permaculture Orchards

4. Catch & Store Energy

4. Catch & Store Energy

5. Obtain a Yield

5. Obtain a Yield

6. Designing for All Our Relations

7. Creatively Using & Responding to Change

7. Creatively Using & Responding to Change

8. Learning Review & Pathway Reflection

8. Learning Review & Pathway Reflection

Conclusion

Conclusion

Appendices

Appendices

- Design Tools

- Design Tools

- Resource Review

- Resource Review