Permaculture Design Tools


Design ProcessExplanation
OBREDIM(ET)
An engineering, industrial design process
Observe
Gather information by observing
Boundaries
Limiting factors, 
Resources
Needs
Evaluate (or Examine)

Design

Implement

Maintain

Evaluate

Tweak


SADIM(ET)
Taken from landscape architecture design and very similar to OBREDIMET above with Survey being similar to Observe and Assess covering Boundaries, and Resources and Assess covering the Evaluate part.
SurveyInformation about the site from observing
Assess (or Analyse)Make sense of the information you have gathering in the Sruvey phase
Decide what you want to achieve
Assess limiting factors
Assess needs
Design
Putting all the information together and deciding how it is going to be done
Minimise limiting factors
Plan for space, time, finances, resources, etc.
ImplementExecute the plan
Maintain (or Manage)
Maintain the design
Deal with constant change of ecosystem
Keep learning
EvaluateWhat has worked
What hasn't worked
Tweak
Improve
Optimise


















































































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