Chris Dixon
Diploma in Permaculture Design
Pathway and accreditation
my pathway
my probation
recordings
designs
dissemination
evaluation
My diploma pathway
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1989 travel to introductory course in Llanberis
1990 convene introductory course locally
1991 convene full design course locally
1991-1993 two year probationary period
1993 convene accreditation event locally
Activities undertaken
during my probation
this A3 graphic was part of the
preparation for my
accreditation in 1993
note the limitations of
available technologies...
An integral map (the “big three” perspectives)
Site Designs
•Wilderness regeneration,
management and application
•Tir Penrhos Isaf
•trials of specific techniques
•Blaen Lliw Isaf
•productive barriers/divisions
environment
•Maes Fynnon
•building design (low impact)
•Siop Gwilym
•ffos dyfri
•Hen Parcau
community
individual
•Local group
•Rio response
•patterning in zone 00
•tree cycle
•PC Association design
•designing for zone 00
•meeting patterns
•general theory of zone 00!
making recordings
•To collect data to further our knowledge and
understanding of specific systems
•to enable us to more easily disseminate
information
•to build up a portfolio of our work
•to support our accreditation
Wilderness
regeneration
project
1987
note limits of available
technologies...
Wilderness regeneration project 1990
Wilderness regeneration project 1993
daily diaries
Weather icons for use in a daily diary
journal
Recording
random
observations
inspired by Bill
Mollison
a bilingual handout
Recording
annual
observations
Old photographs or,
as here, postcards,
provide us with
snapshots in time
and hence offer us
useful clues
2006 Google
spy satellite
1986 Snowdonia
National Park spy
plane
existing
recordings
Regular use of a base map to record activities
It doesn’t have to be big and impressive to be useful
postcard design for productive field boundaries/divisions
Designs do not have to be complicated
Meeting
designs
developed with
the Mawddach
Permaculture
Group
The meeting
design
embedded in
the design for
a day of
activities
Dissemination and symmetry
•Planning permission applications- photocopied, floppy disk, email, website
•Wilderness regeneration and meeting patterns- Permaculture Magazine
•copies of wilderness regeneration slides given to Andy Langford
•courses and guided tours at Penrhos (note the English LAND project)
•Presenting at regional and national events (such as this one)
I now use my own website konsk.co.uk to host my work, and from there it gets
passed on to various other media such as the fascine causeway design
appearing in the Permaculture Activist
Bloom’s taxonomy of the cognitive domain
levels of learning
•evaluation
•synthesis
•analysis
•application
•comprehension
•knowledge
Chris Dixon and Tir Penrhos Isaf
Further details relating to this presentation can
be found on my website www.konsk.co.uk
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My Diploma: pathway and records