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Biophilic Design and Permaculture Design in Haines, AK – Case Study

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April 2020

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Since the 1950s, there has been a substantial increase in the size of the American home, which translates into a huge spike in the carbon footprint. For this project, I explored how applying biophilic design and sustainable agriculture techniques on a small scale can provide solutions to the growing climate crisis. Rural livelihoods in Alaska are tightly connected to climate, weather, and ecosystems. Thus residents in that state rely heavily on the landscape and subsistence agriculture for food needs. This project supports place-based education where the context of the land you’re on is needed to make the most sustainable decisions. Biophilic design and permaculture design applied in this setting support using the resources you have, eating local, and knowing where your food and home comes from, which in turn can heal humans mentally and physically.

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Biophilic Design and Permaculture Design in Haines, AK – Case Study

Since the 1950s, there has been a substantial increase in the size of the American home, which translates into a huge spike in the carbon footprint. For this project, I explored how applying biophilic design and sustainable agriculture techniques on a small scale can provide solutions to the growing climate crisis. Rural livelihoods in Alaska are tightly connected to climate, weather, and ecosystems. Thus residents in that state rely heavily on the landscape and subsistence agriculture for food needs. This project supports place-based education where the context of the land you’re on is needed to make the most sustainable decisions. Biophilic design and permaculture design applied in this setting support using the resources you have, eating local, and knowing where your food and home comes from, which in turn can heal humans mentally and physically.