Campus Center 174-76
Lisa DePiano: Certified Permaculture designer/teacher and founder of the Mobile Design Lab.
Eli Roberts: Permaculture designer and Allegheny Mountain School Fellow.
Permaculture uses ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems of food production, housing, appropriate
technology, and community resilience. We‘ll cover definitions, history, ethics, and some principles & techniques.
You will walk away with a framework for understanding the connections between social and ecological health and
a method for designing solutions.
Site Analysis and Assessment for Permaculture Design OLC & PC Track Intermediate
Outside: Meet at the northwest end of the concrete terrace on the west side of the Worcester Dinning Commons
Lisa DePiano: Certified permaculture designer/teacher and faculty member for the Yestermorrow Design/Build
Ryan Harb: Sustainability and Permaculture Manager for UMass Amherst Auxiliary Enterprises.
We’ll meet at the future site of the next Umass Permaculture garden, to be initiated in Fall 2012. Ecological
farming and landscape design begins with a deep understanding of the site. Join our team of permaculture
designers for a hands-on workshop in site analysis and assessment. Study and evaluate the landform, water,
plants, sun patterns, etc on the site of the next UMass permaculture garden.Workshop is based on information
presented in wkshp #2, “Basemapping for Landscape Planning & Permaculture Design.”