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Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience

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Andrew Milison, Oregon State University

Copyright Year: 2018

Publisher: Oregon State University

Language: English

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Climate Assessment

  • 1. Climate
  • 2. Climate Classification Systems
  • 3. The Climate Analogue Tool
  • 4. Climate Analogue Examples
  • 5. Climate Change Projections
  • 6. Climate Change Analogue
  • 7. Climate Change Analogue Examples

Part 2: Design Strategies for Climate Resilience

  • 8. Drought, Heat, and Erratic Rainfall
  • 9. Wildfire
  • 10. Tropical Cyclone Effects
  • 11. Sea Level Rise and Flooding

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  • About the Book

    Climate is also where we begin the design process in another tool referenced in the Permaculture design system. This is the Scale of Landscape Permanence, originated by P.A.Yeomans, the founder of  Keyline™ Design. Yeomans asserts that the order of design is:

    1. Climate
    2. Landshape
    3. Water Supply
    4. Roads/Access
    5. Trees
    6. Structures
    7. Subdivision Fences
    8. Soil

    This book is predominantly about climate, and the macro influences of climate and climate change on design. As we get through the topics of climate analogues and climate change forecasting, we will end up moving down this list to see the climate’s influence on specific design choices.

    About the Contributors


    Andrew Millison has been studying, teaching and practicing Permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He started teaching Permaculture at the college level in 2001,  and has been an instructor at OSU in the Horticulture Department since 2009. Andrew currently teaches the for-credit courses Permaculture Design Course (Hort 285) and the Advanced Permaculture Design Tools for Climate Resilience (Hort 485) at OSU, on campus and online.

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