The "sand" level would require 4 to 12 hours to complete for a badge.
The straw level might take 3 to 10 days.
The wood level could take a month or two.
The iron level could take 6 to 18 months.
r ranson wrote:
Question: For those of us working from home, must our projects be new or can we use ones we've made in the past?
Michael Cox wrote:
If I personally was to design an education course for permaculture it would focus far less on a tick list of individual arbitrary skills, and would instead focus on deepening understanding of underlying principals.
Can you walk through a dry landscape and identify how water flows when it rains? Can you explain how integrating chickens into a farm might increase overall productivity? How exactly would you do it on your particular piece of land to maximise the benefits? What water catchment structures would be suitable in your landscape? How would you go about building them? What would you expect to happen to the micro climate if you removed that row of trees? How would you design the layout of permaculture zones on this particular farm, given its setting in the wider landscape? etc...
Michael Cox wrote:I saw these ideas discussed when they first came round a while ago, and while the principal initially seems very reasonable, I found the actual proposals for the various badges unsettling.
One idea I have not seen thrown in anywhere concerns how to verify whether or not someone has a particular skill. Yes, it has been said that someone already qualified can certify someone else, but how is this documented? What is the official record?