Permaculture

Permaculture is a design science rooted in observation of natural patterns and use of design principles that promote mutually beneficial relationships.

At its core are three main Ethics:
Care for People
Care for the Earth
Fair Share of Surplus

Learn how to observe and manage patterns & resources — Water, Soil, Sun, Waste, Animals, etc — and create rich perennial systems for Home, Garden, Small Farm, Business & Communities.

TOPICS include:
— Soil-Building
— Water Harvesting
— Bioremediation
— Food Production
— Natural Building
— Renewable Energy
— First Responder
— Community-Building
— Indigenous wisdom
— Urban Solutions
& more!

History

Permaculture was developed by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid-1970s… The word “Permaculture” originally referred to “permanent agrculture” but has expanded to also stand for “permanent culture”.

The primary agenda of the movement has been to assist people to become more self reliant through the design and development of productive and sustainable gardens and farms. The design principles which are the conceptual foundation of permaculture were derived from the science of systems ecology and study of pre-industrial examples of sustainable land use.

Video Links

Bill Mollison in short segment about Permaculture

Penny Livingston: Summarizes Permaculture

Geoff Lawton – Greening the Desert (AMAZING!)