I thought that the Permies forums might be a great place to share my final design project for Geoff Lawton's Online PDC. If anyone is interested in taking a look, I appreciate and look forward to your feedback! I'm thick skinned, but please be as kind as you are critical. It's my first ever design, so I'm sure I made plenty of mistakes, and I look forward to any constructive criticism that is offered!
Hi Kyle, just downloaded your project, great work. I liked it, read through it quickly, I haven't any experience but I'm thinking about my design, but I liked to share my congratulations with for the path you have just started walking down. I was very curious about how the projects on Lawtons online pdc had to be. I'm going to take it next year.
all the luck
i was reading through your design, and driving home from work was thinking about one aspect that usually I don't find in design's. take it as a suggestion for future design's or even for this one as a new paragraph.
I've been thinking about this aspect for my design. we usually think of a design as creating a self-standing world that functions alone. I think we should create maps of our sites where at the center there is our site and the surrounding territory. once you have that map one should point out all the features that may create an interaction with our project. this can be done for urban or non urban projects. let me explain. you may have carpenters on a short distance from your site, that means sawdust, or wood chipping's, that is a waste for them but a resource for you, you could have people that have horses, horse manure, etc. you could have coffee shops that have used coffee powder as a waste and for you it is a resource. you can have any sort of interaction with many different single person, company or business, that produces a waste/resourse. one could think of a map that is centerd on your site, with concentric circles that distance all 1/5 mile from the site to see how many you have in a 10/20/30 mile radius. or even once done the circles show the roads that one drives on to or from work/school, etc, and that can have these sort of free resource distributors so that you don't even necessarily use your car more if they are on the road, and if they are significant but off your usual roads their importance can be discussed and see if the detour is usefull.
I think this can be a good way to create interest from your neighbors in understanding what one can do with waste. you give me your waste and sometimes I give you back some vegetables or fruit or egg's. it's all free and we all get something from it.
I have mapped around my site even the soccer fields that cut grass and that I can use as a green part for my compost piles. I mean if you start thinking it really doesn't end. you could have scrap wood, pallets that maybe free, etc.
there is so much and thinking about it can make a project even more interesting even we do it for a client or a friend not necessarily for ourselves.
sorry for my english it maybe a mess but i guess you can gett to the sense.