The series will culminate with each participant completing a technical design ready for implementation. Make sure you keep time available outside of class to complete the assignments. Students working on a personal design for their property should purchase the site assessment workbook prior to the class.
Who attends the SHLD series?
Landscapers, architects, landscape architects, home steaders, ecological designers, teachers, resource engineers, & home owners
Classes 1- 4 are 3 hour lectures, demonstrations, and practice sessions with extensive homework assignments (4-5 hrs)
Class 5 is a final design workshop finishing the concepts with plants, materials, and final critique.
Call SouthWoods for sponsoring a series at your location. 612-720-5001
Homestead Design 1: Base Plan and Residential Site Assessment
Overview Paper Language, Bubble Maps, Concept, Draft, Final Draft, Final Design
Assignment - Homestead Base Mapping Measurements Demonstration: Site Assessment and Base Mapping
Homestead Design 2: Permaculture Concepts for the Homestead
Classroom Pencil Practice: Tools, Landscape Symbols, Complete Your Base Map, and using Bum Wad. Assignment - Finish base map and start bubble maps. Demonstration: Access, Water Works, & Homestead Resources
Homestead Design 3: The Design Progression - Hardscapes, Uses, Access, Plant Patches
Classroom Pencil Practice: Refining the concepts, allowing natures energy flow to enhance soil fertility and - Transfer bubble concepts to draft Design. Demonstration: Systems Thinking and Design
Homestead Design 4: Draft Design Workshop - Spaces, Plants and Abundance
Style Demo, Practice and Supervised Work Session. Determining plant size
and placement, polycultures, ecological functions and seasonal access. Assignment - Complete draft design Demonstration: Polyculture Design, Ecological Facilitation, Resource Partitioning
Homestead Design 5: Final Design Process and Supervised Work Session
The final steps to a sustainable design: Plant Selection, Ground Covers, Material Calculations, Implementation Notes and Logistics Demonstration: Plant Database Queries and Internet Resources Urban Design student materials list is provided below; some items will need to be purchased at a specialty art or office supply store. Design kits may be rented during the course.
Materials List T-square 36”, Drafting tape, Triangles: 45-90 degree & 30-60 degree, Scissors Compass, Drafting pencils – HB, B, 2H, 4H, 8 Scale Ruler, Large and Small circle templates, Tube for carrying drawings, 8-scale graph paper; sheet size 24” x 36” (approx. 4 sheets), 24'x36' vellum paper , -2 sheets Bum wad paper, Glue stick or double-stick tape, Eraser, Black ink pens – minimum of 3 tips: narrow, medium, bold (This is included in the rental fee).
Five 4-hour Sessions
4 Saturdays 9 - 1pm, Tuesday 5 - 9pm,
Where: SouthWoods Forest Gardens, 17766 Langford Blvd, Prior Lake, MN 55372
Limited tables so design classes are limited to 12 people*. Groups of 6 or more may have private classes.
Cost: Homestead Design Series per person per table. (Equip. Rental $40.00)
*Professional designers will have optional assignments and exercises to qualify continuing education credits.