We headed to Bebetin and Villa Manuk, Beate's and Nyoman's property, a two-apartment villa with a beautiful garden and magnificent view to the mountains and the ricefields. Although there is a big lawn area on the garden, Norman continued talking to Beate and still considers her as his friend. Beate's idea to have a swimming pool in the garden wouldn't have helped very much but, since there is an apparently clear stream of water passing through the property, there is a possibility to make a natural pool without chloride, so we avoided the diplomatic incident.
The task that day was to do a design for the garden based on the permaculture principles of garden design.
- Analysis: listing the characteristics of the components that comprise the site (e.g. listing of the plants we can grow on the land)
- Observation of the site (orientation, soil, wind, during heavy rain,...)
- Deduction from Nature (find out how the place would be in its natural state)
- Selection of Options based on Decisions
- Data Overlay
- Random Assembly (like the 'cosmic' stuff, as Norman calls it)
- Flow (of movement) diagrams (e.g. flow of movement in the kitchen while people are cooking)
- Zone and Sector Analysis
- Incremental Design