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BIS171 - Permaculture Design I: Design Principles



1er cycle
3 crédits
Faculté ou centre
Centre universitaire de formation en environnement et développement durable

Cible(s) de formation

Students will learn fundamental principles of permaculture and its essential growing techniques. They also will know how to observe land when designing. This course follows a standard worldwide format. Students who successfully complete BIS171 and BIS172 will obtain the internationally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC).


This course introduces students to permaculture design principles. Derived from permanent agriculture, permaculture is the design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. Permaculture is a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes systems thinking as well as landscape design techniques to create plans for food production, water use, energy use, and habitats that mimic patterns observed in nature.