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Permaculture Design Project
Transcript of Permaculture Design Project
Huntington Beach High School Garden
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
MAP OF SITE
In 2009, a dedicated teacher named
For a year he and his team of students
Transforming a forgotten, 3600 sq. foot piece of land
of rusted equipment and native weeds...
Huntington Beach High
While the garden was praised well by the school and members of the community,
Greg knew that there were a few elements overlooked in the initial design of the project.
helped start a project
to build the first
organic garden at
So he decided to search around for resources and tips about how to develop the space as well as more help to get it done...
Luckily he found a place called...
Hmmm... there is something more I need here....
It was at the Ecology Center that Greg learned
about the importance of
and teamed up with...
Into an interactive classroom to learn and grow together!
Together, they began a project to turn
that shows how a school
can be apart of
in the community
First, like in any design process,
they began to map the site
Santa Ana Winds (Hot)
Northwest Winds (Cool)
PERMACULTURE DESIGN THINKING:
A Vision For Our World
or maybe for now...
just, Orange County
INITIAL SITE ASSESSMENT
VISUAL OF THE SITE
Add Native Tree For Shading
to create Guilds
Add Juncus for Pollution Runoff
Replace Mango Tree w/ Native
DESIGN STRUCTURE FIXES
Reface Compost Bins
Reface Worm Bins
CALIFORNIA NATIVE BED
Replace Spray with
Add Drip Irrigation
Add Drip Irrigation
Add Micro Sprayer for Irrigation (Inside Hot House)
Capture/Divert Rainwater Overflow
the team finalized some design plans
GUILDS AND MICRO
A Beautiful Living Classroom
THIRSTY OUT HERE?
WE MIGHT GET ONE OF THESE!
IMPROVE VERTICAL GARDENS & NEW AQUACULTURE PROJECT
Partnering to create opportunity for
HBHS CLOSED LOOPED SYSTEM
Possible Solution Elements
Community Food Redistribution
Campus-wide Hydration stations
Grey water implementation
Campus-wide Rainwater catchment Aquaponics Exhibit
Chicken Coop with tractor
Electric car plug-in stations
Bicycle transportation program
A NEW MODEL & RIPPLE EFFECT
Convert ABS Energy Plant and Water Treatment Plant into net-zero energy designs.
Locate “edge-zones” for bee hives and other zone 5 design elements that support the city as a whole.
Plant food producing and energy efficient trees in all city parks with permaculture design techniques.
Further extend bicycle lanes and community supported bicycle transportation.
POSSIBLE SOLUTION ELEMENTS
THE FIRST CLOSED LOOP
NETWORK FOR CHANGE
Community Supported Garden (CSG)
Contribute time, purchase, or barter for harvest. Surplus redistributed to other neighboring communities, stores or restaurants.
Curb cutting for water retention
Extension of bicycle lanes
WE BELIEVE that the design sites could create
an initial network to support and promote their
valuable role as the key exhibit sites for sustainability solutions in their community. This could be done by creating a network of websites and social media which could be supported by the students at each campus.
"What permaculturists are doing is the most important activity
that any group is doing on the planet. We don't know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that."
- Dr. David Suzuki, geneticist, broadcaster and international environmental advocate
LET'S DO THIS GANG!
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
- Buckminster Fuller
TO BE INSTALLED
NEW MICRO CLIMATES
GUILDS AND PERRENIALS
NEW OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
NEED TO BUILD!
Circular swale near water catchment barrels and existing banana tree
Swale planted with juncus grass
to prevent runoff into adjacent field
3rd swale being dug along the entire length of the garden’s edge next to the maintenance lot to keep out runoff
installed throughout entire site