Course syllabus PERTK - Permaculture techniques (FA - SS 2019/2020)


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Course code: PERTK
Course title in Czech:
Permaculture techniques
Course title in English:
Permaculture techniques
Semester:
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 0/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor; master
Course type: optional
Type of delivery:
usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of AgriSciences
Teachers:
Ing. Martin Černý (instructor)
Ing. Erika Hurajová (instructor)
doc. Ing. Tomáš Kopta, Ph.D. (instructor)
Ing. Dan Uldrijan (instructor)
Ing. Jan Winkler, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, supervisor)
Prerequisites:
none
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
Room
Teacher
Entry
FrequencyCapacity
Wednesday
13.00-14.50
C51
Seminar
Every week
24
Thursday9.00-10.50C51
Seminar
Every week
26
Thursday
11.00-12.50
C51
SeminarEvery week26
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the history of the International Permaculture movement, the fundamental pillars of permaculture ethics and basic Permaculture principles formulated by David Holmgren on the basis of studies of successful projects of the PC. Students will be familiar with many examples of applications of the PC principles and techniques and acquire basic knowledge and skills that can help them in dealing with issues related to the development of sustainable systems in conditions of limited energy resources.
 
Course content:
1.
History of permaculture and its philosophy. (allowance 0/2)
 
a.The main personality of the founder and other important personalities, developing permaculture
b.
Basic definitions and content development permaculture
c.
Information resources and performance of the global system of education and experience

2.
The history of the organization Permaculture CS ( Czech - Slovak ) and the development of permaculture in Central Europe (allowance 0/6)
 
a.selected permaculture projects in the Czech and Slovak Republic
b.permaculture demonstration project - excursion around Brno - with the introduction of the PC main techniques
c.
permaculture demonstration project - excursion to the exit as possible - or increasing subsidies

3.Basic characteristics of the PC projects (allowance 0/2)
 
a.permaculture ethics and 12 principles of Permaculture Design defined by David Holmgren.
b.
Permaculture beyond sustainability
c.
Permaculture Design

4.
Basic philosophical principles of permaculture, defined by B. Mollison, reflected in practice. (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Collaboration with nature, importance of wildeness, the use of perennial and self-seeding vegetables
b.
Maximum benefit with minimum effort, finding solutions for problems
c.
No-tillage crop production techniques by Fukuoka and Bonfils

5.
Basic principles of Permaculture Design (allowance 0/0)
 
a.
practical training input-output analysis
b.
multiplicity of resources, efficient use of energy,
c.
utilization of biological resources

6.Procedure for drafting Permaculture Design. Specific training (allowance 0/0)
 
a.Zoning Land - by spheres of influence and performance, energy-efficient planning.
b.
sectors - by external influences
c.rapid assessment technique and long-term development

7.
Utilization of appropriate technology (allowance 0/2)
 
a.Options and examples of the use of solar , hydro and wind energy
b.
Composting toilets,
c.Low-energy housing , innovative construction technologies based on local resources - brief information for the state of our country and the world.

8.Using the model of succession and stacking. (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Integrated production systems - agroforestry
b.
Model of forest garden
c.
Aquaculture
d.
Vertical systems of growing plants

9.Utilization and increased diversity. Diversity in general. (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Urban permaculture. Examples from the world. Roof gardens. Community gardens.
b.Synergie; basic principles of mixed cultures - practical training
c.
Polycultures - principles , guidelines

10.Utilization of edges (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Special techniques of agricultural production in arid and extremely barren areas.
b.
Principles of creating and maintaining soil fertility, recycling methods
c.
Small intensive systems; raised beds, high beds

11.
Permaculture water management systems (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Water in the landscape
b.Rainwater designs
c.
Techniques to use gray water (from bathrooms)

12.
Application of Permaculture in building human communities (allowance 0/2)
 
a.
Local Economic Trade Systems, bioregions
b.
Demonstration of the projects " Transition towns"
c.
application of permaculture in commercial and large-scale agricultural systems

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
practice10 h
seminar
4 h
field work10 h
professional educational excursion6 h
consultation
10 h
preparation for exam
30 h
preparation for regular assessment
5 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
writing of seminar paper
5 h
Total90 h
 
Assessment methods:
The condition of credit will be processing one essay and successful completion of two tests. The course will conclude with an oral exam.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
VLAŠÍNOVÁ, H. Zdravá zahrada. 1st ed. Brno: ERA group, 2006. 137 p. ISBN 80-7366-075-X.
HOLMGREN, D. Permakultura: principy a cesty nad rámec trvalé udržitelnosti. 1st ed. Svojanov: PermaLot, 2006. 296 p. ISBN 80-239-8125-0.
MOLLISON, B. Úvod do Permakultury. 1st ed. Australie: 1994. 228 p. ISBN 80-968132-0-X.
NAGY, E. Manuál ekologickej výstavby: navrhovanie a výstavba trvalo udržateľných ľudských sídiel. 2nd ed. Medovarce: Permakultúra (CS), 2007. 225 p. ISBN 80-967972-0-4.
Permakultura v kostce. 1st ed. Praha: Synergie, 1996. 115 p. ISBN 80-901797-4-6.
VLAŠÍNOVÁ, H. Permakulturní zahrada. In JELÍNEK, P. -- HÁDKOVÁ, D. Ekonomické alternativy na jižní Moravě.Seminář o rozmanitých formách ekonomické svépomoci. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita, 2011, p. 19--23. ISBN 978-80-7375-580-5.
DEMO, M. et al. Projektovanie trvalo udržateľných poľnohospodárskych systémov v krajine. 1st ed. Nitra: Slovenská poľnohospodárska univerzita v Nitre ;, 2004. 723 p. ISBN 80-8069-391-9.
VLAŠÍNOVÁ, H. Spolupráce s přírodou. In Letem světem permakultury. 1st ed. Permakultura (CS), 2011, p. 25--30. ISBN 978-80-905108-0-7.
HOLZER, S. Zahrada k nakousnutí: permakultura podle Seppa Holzera. 1st ed. Brno: Alman :, 2010. 213 p. ISBN 978-80-86766-89-8.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
-- item not defined --
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, SS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, SS 2014/2015, SS 2013/2014 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 04/23/2020.

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