As part of the process of developing a learning pathway, I’ve spent time reflecting on where I am, where I want to go, how I’m going to get there, and why I am doing this. I’ve reflected on my permaculture learning so far. 

Learning Pathway

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In July 2020, Sally completed her Permaculture Design Certificate with Sarah Pugh. TheDiploma in Applied Permaculture is the next phase of her permaculture journey. 

This learning pathway plots the direction of travel from here, beginning in January 2022. 

Let’s see what unfolds.

The learning pathway is an action plan that sets out projects, activities and goals along a timeline.

It includes: 

  • a timeline of planned activities
  • a project list/design ideas
  • technical skills training
  • research materials
  • peer support group activities
  • places or projects to visit
  • events
  • goals

NOTES and Intentions

  • Use Looby Macnamara’s Design Web for the framework for the Learning Pathway
  • Timeline drawing 
  • Iterative flow
  • Ways of working – from this beginning point it’s clear that I’ll be working on a number of designs concurrently. I’m not sure how this will fit with the assessment requirements, but I’ll work it out as I go. 
  • Here I’ll eek out the structure for write-up and presentation of each design. As my chosen format is web based, it’s easy to replicate sections as I move through the phases of each design. Although the sections will change depending on which framework I choose

Learning Pathway

Penarth, January/February 2022

Sally Hughes – BIO

Goal for the design – to plot a learning journey for the Diploma in Applied Permaculture


In July 2020 I completed my PDC. Since then I’ve been working on a number of designs around our home and community. Now is the time to integrate this learning, to move it forward and grow. This learning pathway plots the direction of travel for my projects over the next couple of years. 


I’ll use the design web as the framework for the design. As it’s plotting a learning journey, that seems more fitting than the SADIM framework, which I’ll keep for land-based designs later.