It is that time.. the end of the semester and the completion of my long awaited bachelors degree. In sum much learning was gained throughout the senior project course. In specific I…
*Learned how to create and maintain an online blog.
*Gained knowledge via researching permaculture design which translated into a permaculture design map for property.
*Taught two workshops at the local community garden. One on planting garlic and another on cobbing the cold frame.
*Successfully completed a cob cold frame for local community garden which included a public workshop, as well as directly teaching students at the school.
*Maintained ongoing research throughout the semester including specific research of permaculture design in an arid climate.
*Implemented various project around homestead such as lime coating for cob cold frame, new compost system, sowing cover crops, sheet mulches, and home preservation.
At times I found the course challenging due to the time of year (fall/winter) and thus decreased opportunity to implement permaculture projects, and volunteer opportunities within my community. Ah well… I have a lot of great ideas to run with in the spring.
The course was extremely valuable in terms of gaining new knowledge for expanding my current gardening/homesteading practices, mapping of the property, and building relationships in my community – specifically with the local community garden.