Wikipedia defines permaculture as “a set of design principles centered on whole systems thinking, simulating, or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in natural ecosystems. It uses these principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience”.
We see it as a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking, using ethics as the foundation of design principles.
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By adopting the ethics and applying these principles in our daily life, we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers. This journey builds skills and resilience at home and in our local communities, paving the way for a future that handles sustainabilty with greater respect and responsibility.
The techniques and strategies used to apply these principles vary widely depending on the location, climatic conditions and resources that are available. The methods may differ, but the foundations to this wholistic approach remain constant. By learning these principles you can acquire valuable thinking tools that help you become more resilient in an era of change.