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PDC online with Geoff Lawton week nine

Posted by Lorenzo Costa about 4 years ago

Earthworks and earth resources, and earthworks bonus course, wow what a week!

The sensation I've got from this past week is enormous. I feel I'm swaling through life on contour, what do I mean? well if you've taken a PDC with a teacher so passionate about earthworks you'll know what I mean. Balance, every week it's all about balance.

The concept of contour and it's effects on landscape is great. And as usual it's not about living only on contour but about knowing what contour means on a landscape, and how even diverting from contour is a solution sometimes. This weeks lessons, and earthworks in general, are the action we get from the past chapters on: trees, water and soils. But I guess the PDC curricula is studied this way as a growing addition of links to fertility.

Very practical lessons, in the PDC online this week, survey tools were thoroughly explained and discussed. You can't understand how many times you forget you're not actually in the class at Zaytuna farm, the online media get's blown away so often, this is an intelligent use of tecnology.

I think I've never written about the Q and A video's we receive every week, they are the answers Geoff gives us on questions we write under the video's of the lessons. If you want to receive an answer on any specific subject related to the lesson you've watched you just fill your comment under the video specifiying that it's a question and the week after we receive usually an hour's video of answers divided in two parts. Geoff shoots them always in different locations. This week he shoud be in the middle east, but's it been, Tasmania, different locations at Zaytuna farm, or different parts of Australia.

And we have access to the Q and A's of the past courses so we can deepen our knowledge listening to 2013 and 2014 video's of Q and A's. That's hours of video's, hours of knowledge and information.

I see some things that the online PDC can't give, I mean getting deeper in design I guess being together on a site could give a lot more under some aspects, but what really pays the online course is the huge amount of material you can watch over and over again. It's like having an immense archive open on the world, and you can decide whitch direction to follow. Some of us maybe more into eartworks and you've got our path, some more into plants and you've got your path, and when you change your mind you just turn back, go forth, sideways. You decide what to concetrate on, but you never loose anything.

And then we received the bonus course on earthworks, like candy cause we've been good students. And thats just so much, I can't wait for the Reading the landscape bonus course. 

I've been caught into earthwoks and I'm a bit late on the new lessons: climate design, and that's a huge chapter.

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My Permaculture Qualifications
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Food forest
Type: Other
Teacher: STEFANO SOLDATI
Location: Barberino Val d'Elsa, Italy
Date: Jun 2015
Pri verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
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Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Reading the Landscape
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
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Food forest
Type: Other
Teacher: Helder Valente
Location: Tertulia Farm Vicchio, Florence
Date: Oct 2015
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Alfred Decker
Other Teachers: Elena Parmiggiani, Anna Bartoli
Location: Castelnuovo Berardenga, Italy
Date: Sep 2018

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