Course curriculum

  • 1

    Day 1: Overview & Intro to Observation

    • Design Overview

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • Garden Design & Accountability Printable

  • 2

    Day 2: Pattern, A Permaculture way of Observing

    • Patterns in Nature

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • A song that will help you design your garden

  • 3

    Day 3: Zones of Use

    • Design Song part 2: Zones of Use

    • Some motivation!

    • 10-minute Observation Exercise: Zones of Use

  • 4

    Day 4: Climate

    • Design Song Part 3: Climate & Microclimate

    • 10-minute Observation Exercise: Climate & Microclimate

    • Initial Observations Printable

  • 5

    Day 5: Topography

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • Design Song Part 4: Topography

    • Teaching Sprouts Club about swales

    • Sprouts marking swales with Ms. Anderson & Mr. Schauder

  • 6

    Day 6: Water

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • Design Song Part 5: Water

  • 7

    Day 7: Access

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • Design Song Part 5: Access

  • 8

    Day 8: Existing Vegetation

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • Design Song: Existing Vegetation

  • 9

    Day 9: Aesthetics

    • Design Song: Make it Look Pretty, Find a Shape in Your Yard

  • 10

    Day 10: Draw Your Yard

    • 10-Minute Observation Exercise

    • 10 Steps to Drawing Your Yard

    • Actually, Draw Your Yard

  • 11

    Submit your Sketch

    • Submit your Sketch