NOTE: A few years ago, this course was designed in advance of offering it publicly. There was not enough response for us to proceed and it has never run.
A common and totally understandable question is how much time will I have to put in between the block courses.
There will be an abundance of reading and viewing material offered and how much of it you choose to devote your time to, will be up to you.
You will get out what you put in from this project-based course as you apply your learning in the context of designing and beginning to implement a food forest project – of your own or in collaboration with others. Having said that I suggest that if you allocated eight focussed hours a week you would fulfil the criteria with ease. Imagine one day a week, or an hour a day.
At the first block course, which is the longer 5-day one, we will be spending some time helping you understand some options for how you can record your work, in order to provide evidence of learning. This is a fun part and for some will involve learning a few new tools.
Essentially you will be expected to record the evolution of your project and summarise your learning along the way, and can do this in any way you choose. You might like to express yourself artistically or enjoy photography or video work. You might be a Powerpoint master or want to learn a flexible presentation tool like Prezi. Maybe you are a poet or a writer and can express yourself better in that medium. There is no hard and fast rules for how you show evidence of learning, but be sure it can be fun, and we will simply be looking to see that you have learnt and have applied it in a practical way.
If you have more questions please feel free to ask them here.