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Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design

Posted by Guy Miklos over 4 years ago

My 456 page portfolio, aligned to Diploma System 5.2 with the Permaculture Association in the UK. There is a video with my Diploma presentation, the portfolio content includes nearly all the designs, as well as critique of the diploma system.

Accredited Friday 12th Sept at the 2014 UK Convergence in Gilwell Park, Epping, London

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As an overseas diploma applicant with no contact network in the UK, I chose the independent route and completed the diploma without any tutoring.

My design work includes converting a terraced vineyard in rural Portugal into a perennial food system, also a public park design, Keyline drought-proofing, and two desert gardens in Arizona. Elements include:

    Bioengineered tyre stairways
    Gravel-harvesting swales
    Drought training system for tree roots
    Instant, old growth topography
    10 uses for an illegal tree
    Snake house & shrub warmer
    Catabatic noise mitigation
    Olive grove polyculture
    Digraphs for resource transfer
    Desert food forest integrated with a car park


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My 456 page portfolio, aligned to Diploma System 5.2 with the Permaculture Association in the UK. A video with my Diploma presentation, links to the portfolio content, including nearly all the designs, as well as critique of the diploma system.
Accredited Friday 12th Sept at the 2014 UK Convergence in Gilwell Park, Epping, London

Mugshot of Guy

As an overseas diploma applicant with no contact network in the UK, I chose the independent route and completed the diploma without any tutoring.

My design work includes converting a terraced vineyard in rural Portugal into a perennial food system, also a public park design, Keyline drought-proofing, and two desert gardens in Arizona. Elements include:

Bioengineered tyre stairways
Gravel-harvesting swales
Drought training system for tree roots
Instant, old growth topography
10 uses for an illegal tree
Snake house & shrub warmer
Catabatic noise mitigation
Olive grove polyculture
Digraphs for resource transfer
Desert food forest integrated with a car park


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Portfolio Content
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The document "Formalia" contains all the fomally required material that prospective clients won't want to see cluttering up any designs that they're paying for. It also contains parodies and satire inspired by well-meaning people obsessed with introspection and design process rather than design outcome. 'Formalia' also contains some strong and reasoned critique of the diploma system 5.2.

Video presentation of slide show with narration .mp4
Presentation slides from the video .ppt
Diploma Formalia v.25.pdf, 89 pages (and system critique)

... Design Write-ups ...

These are all available upon request. Just send me a message.

Design 01 The Guided Tour - v19.pdf, 13 pages, 0 MB

Design 02 Veggie Line - v21.pdf, 16 pages, 2 MB

Design 03 Composting Toilet - v23.pdf, 15 pages, 1 MB

Design 04 Ecological Substitution & Access - v21.pdf, 13 pages, 2 MB

Design 05 Erosion Solves Erosion - v19.pdf, 28 pages, 3 MB

Design 06 Food Forest - v29.pdf, 28 pages, 3 MB

Design 07 Perennial Staple- v22.pdf, 12 pages, 1 MB

Design 08 Not Enough Weeds - v20.pdf, 10 pages, 1 MB

Design 09 Urban Park v18.pdf, 51 pages, 6 MB

Design 10 Keyline Design - v23.pdf, 21 pages, 4 MB

Design 11 Native Indicator Species - v22.pdf, 4 pages, 1 MB

Design 12 Urban Edible Garden - v20.pdf, 14 page, 4 MB

Design 13 Community Desert Garden v24.pdf, 38 pages, 4 MB

Design 14 Permaculture Game - 8 pages, 5 MB

Design 17 WWOOFing - v21 .pdf, 16 pages, 1 MB

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Ollie Brown
Ollie Brown : Wow thanks for sharing, tons of useful content here. I'll make the time to have a look through it all. I'm especially keen on the included critique ;)
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Wendy Howard
Wendy Howard : Wow also. And yes, thanks for sharing. Having encountered very similar accreditation exercises for another profession in the UK (also with an holistic philosophy and which consequently should know better) and had a very similar reaction to them, I'm thoroughly enjoying your 'formalia'. I don't know if this is a peculiarly British kind of stuff and nonsense, but nonsense it is, by and large. I'm also thoroughly enjoying your design work for your farm. I'm in Central Portugal, so can relate to a lot of it very clearly and have arrived at some similar strategies and plantings. It's so nice to see work of such thoughtfulness and depth. Would love to visit one day and get the tour but I don't get out much ...
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Grant Van der Merwe
Grant Van der Merwe : Wow Again!! Read some of your work! Great stuff!! Pity you have to go through so much to get accredited though...
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Grant Van der Merwe
Grant Van der Merwe : Finished reading all your designs! Really great stuff!! I am inspired by your work!

Just one question - I see on some of your designs that you have minor paths on your swale mounds, isn't that bad as it causes compaction, or do you first keep the mound clear of activity until the trees are established and then establish the paths around the trees?
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Guy Miklos
Guy Miklos : Thank you for your appreciative comments.

In answer to Grant's question: the minor paths are trodden seldom, maybe once a month at most. This lead only to minimal compaction and that is only of a narrow and superficial layer. The forces are then too dissipated to compact lower than about 10 cm down. This is why when building dams the compaction must be done layer by layer.
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Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Bill Mollison, Warren Brush, Brad Lancaster
Location: Amman, Jordan
Date: Sep 2011
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