Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Permaculture as defined by Wikipedia, "is an approach to designing human settlements and perennial agricultural systems that mimics the relationships found in natural ecologies." Simply put permaculture is the bled of permanent agriculture and permanent culture. The purpose is to create self sufficient human settlements, ones that reduce society's reliance on industrial systems of production and distribution. "Permaculture principles draw heavily on the practical application of ecological theory to analyze the characteristics and potential relationships between design elements. Each element of a design is carefully analyzed in terms of its needs, outputs, and properties."

You are designing with nature and not against it. In fact the design benefits nature and the local ecosystems in that specific area.

The three core values of permaculture are...
  • Earth Care - realizing that earth is our valuable home that must be preserved.
  • People Care - caring for the health and well being of ourselves and others as well as developing a better way of living.
  • Fair Share - taking only what we need and not excess. Not depleting the resources.
If we pay attention now to how we are treating this earth and make significant beneficial changes then one might conclude that we are creating a better habitat for our children and grand children.

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