What is permaculture?
Permaculture history, ethics and principles.
Palestine—cultural overview, history, land use history. Traditional agriculture—what we can learn from the ancestors.
Reading the landscape.
Patterns in nature and their application to design.
Zones and sectors
Water harvesting: swales, ponds, keyline
A-frames and bunyips—finding contour
Rain catchment and storage
Sewage solutions—black water treatment, rock and reed beds, living machines, compost toilets
Soil structure and biology
Cover crops and green manures
Soil, water and carbon cycles
Bioremediation of soil and water
Mycoremediation and mushrooms
Rotational grazing and keyline
Orchard planning and tree care
Trees and sustainable forestry, woodland management
Coppice and pollarding
Animals in the system:
Bees and beekeeping
Chickens and poultry
Sheep and goats—holistic management grazing systems
Solar—passive, active, hot water
Savonius rotor systems
Rocket and masonry stoves
Traditions of the Middle East
Cob, adobe, mudbrick, strawclay
Group dynamics and decision-making:
Way of council
Money, debt and true wealth
Organizing for a permacultural vision:
Design process and tools
Design project and presentation