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.