What is Permaculture?
1. the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient;
2. “Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.”—Bill Mollison
What can Permaculture do for you?
If you want to: save money; grow your own food; eat more nutritious, more sustainable, and tastier food; be more self-sufficient; have a low maintenance yard; harvest rainwater; xeriscape your property; re-build your soil; keep bees; attract wildlife and conserve biodiversity; use Integrated Pest Management techniques rather than pesticides; relieve stress through gardening; support sustainable local agriculture; be a positive change for the environment; lower your carbon footprint; develop local and practical solutions to society’s challenges with the three E’s (Energy, Economy, Environment); or learn new skills, then Permaculture is for you!