After the fashion of natural ecological systems, permaculture design follows a no waste and closed-cycle or circular principle. It uses a holistic approach as well as strategies and solutions that can be readily employed in rural and urban settings, at a scale both small and large, for organising our individual lives, rebuilding natural systems, building communities, or even in recreating social systems.
The newly launched programme is taught by accredited PDC teacher Márkuly István, who studied permaculture in Ireland, along with MOME product design alumnus and head of Co&Co Designcommunication Kft. Richárd Nagy and teacher and doctoral student Máté Gorka-Focht. It is loosely based on A Designer’s Manual by Bill Mollison, and the syllabus will cover the philosophy of permaculture, the basics of ecology, pedology, and water management, as well as methodological aspects of site analysis and evaluation, aerial survey, and perennial food systems.
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