ES 433

Introduction to Permaculture Design

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

The origins, theory and design methods of permaculture. Examines foundational texts that have influenced the development of permaculture, as well as contemporary permaculture texts. Critical examination of a range of designs and applications, including food systems, water systems, energy systems, appropriate technologies, place making, and the built environment.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of ES 433, ES 481 (if taken in the same topic).


  • ES 200; and
  • minimum third-year standing; or
  • permission of the school.

Undergraduate course in Environmental Studies offered by the School of Environmental Studies in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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