What is PermavilleE-Book_Final_Cover-rgb72dpi1

Permaville is a strategy for applying sustainable living strategies. Based on permaculture design, these strategies describe concepts and relationships of natural systems. These strategies are explained in various formats:

  • [Rhymes]  Permafunk: 2-3 minute raps for each chapter of the The Permaville Handbook
  • [Video, script    |       Audio] 5-10 minute audio and video lecture for each chapter of the Permaville Handbook Sustainable living made simple: Basics of permaculture design: an online course, 5-10 minute audio and video lectures for each chapter of the Permaville Handbook
  • [Book] The Permaville Handbook: a reference guide of sustainable living strategies

Areas of analysis

Origins

Rhymes         |         Video           |          Audio

  • Brief story of humans
  • Story of perma
  • Definition of perma
  • Goal –> Home food water to all

Patterns

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Natural patterns –> Point, wave, spiral, torus, circle
  • Golden ratio, Fibonacci sequence
  • Phi equation
  • Human body proportions

Site analysis

Rhymes      |         Video         |           Audio         |         Book (Design strategies), Book (Design approach)

  • Climate / microclimates  (Video       |        Audio
  • Climate zones, permaculture zones  ( Video     |      Audio)
  • Natural sectors  ( Video     |      Audio same as zones)
  • Urban strategies    ( Video       |       Audio)
  • Maps    ( Video       |       Audio)

 

Areas of permaculture

Earthworks

Rhymes    |     Video (earthworks) Video (paths)     |     Audio (earthworks) Audio (paths)      |      Book

  • Earthworks –> shape the earth to catch the rain
  • Swales, bunds, terraces, ponds, gabions
  • Pond liners
  • Footpaths and roads
  • Fences

Building

Rhymes       |        Video      |        Audio        |        Book

  • Building with earth
  • Making mortar mix, adobe bricks
  • Natural plastering, sealants and paints
  • Building with cob, earthbags, rammed earth, bamboo, strawbale

Water

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Hydrological cycle
  • Water catchment and storage
  • Water filtration, heating, pressure
  • Greywater and conservation strategies

Sanitation

Rhymes         |         Video          |         Audio       |       Book

  • Recycling bins
  • Flush and compost toilets
  • Bio-gas basics

Soil

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Soil food web
  • Elements in the soil
  • Soil layers
  • pH

Compost

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book (same as soil)

  • Making compost
  • Short term pile, long term pile
  • Compost tea
  • Mulching

Microorganisms

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book (same as soil)

  • Indigenous and effective microorganisms (IMOs and EMOs)
  • Natural fertilisers
  • Mushrooms
  • Worm composting bins

Bu (Kombucha)

Rhymes

  • Simple water filter system
  • Compost tea, charcoal maker
  • Collecting indigenous microorganisms (IMOs)

Nursery

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Greenhouse design
  • Potting soil
  • Plant propagation
  • Seed saving

Garden

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Types of gardens
  • Crop rotation, cover crops
  • Garden data logs

Trees

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Tree planting methods
  • Layers of a forest
  • Forest succession
  • Food forest design

Aquaculture

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Pond design
  • Stocking your pond with fish and plants
  • Aquaponics basics
  • Chinampas basics

Insects and animals

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book (Insects / Animals)

  • Attracting beneficial insects
  • Bees
  • Animal care

Kitchen

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Added value
  • Kitchen elements
  • Fermentation
  • Food preservation

Technology

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Making bio-charcoal
  • Simple machines
  • Hand tools, power tools, heavy equipment
  • Renewable energy basics

Coin

Rhymes      |         Video       |           Audio         |         Book

  • Story of money
  • Ways to sell farm produce
  • Alternative economics