Permaculture is an ecological design approach to living within nature’s limits.
In its simplest form, permaculture is…
- Seeing and understanding the big family of nature; that all of nature is connected and we all need each other;
- using nature as our teacher;
- designing things so that people and nature are in harmony with each other.
Derived from “permanent agriculture” it has widened to also reflect “permanent culture” and the importance of the social aspects in successful design.
Permaculture is guided by a set of ethics, and implemented using a series of principles:
Permaculture designs are now applied to many areas of social and ecological transformation.