What Is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a sustainable design philosophy that emphasizes the relationship and interconnectedness of all natural things. Through permaculture design we seek to maximize the transfer of natural energy through water, living soil, trees, & seed to establish a productive environment for growing food, building and maintaining shelter, wisely using resources, and holistically living in a sustainable way.
In permaculture design, natural patterns and characteristics of nature specific to a site and location are identified, observed, and used to develop sustainable closed loop systems, which are labor and energy efficient, productive, diverse, and resilient. Incorporating permaculture principles and design into an environment is an ongoing process. As the environment grows and develops, so do the opportunities for increased synergy among functional elements and energy flows.
Principles of permaculture design are actively being applied to home and farm environments in urban, suburban and rural locations.
Characteristics of Permaculture Design