Care for People --this why we garden in the first place
Return the Surplus to Earth and people
Thoughtful and Protracted Observation
What is the state of the system? The elements? The relationships? The Energy flow?
Whole Systems Thinking
Permaculture offers a way to engage with the whole world -- on a small scale, while keeping in mind a vision for the larger design.
Start Small then Expand
Align With Natural Energies and Forces
We start small, with low risk, then expand what has energy and life.
Permaculture is a Path...
Nature as Teacher
A Design System Based on Nature
Permaculture is working with and within nature.
The name Permaculture comes from Permanent Agriculture- (even though nature is not permanent and agriculture is just one application)
We are Part of the System
Humans Have an Important Role
in practice, permaculture also cultivates a way of being that tends to go much deeper than simply a system of ecological design. By engaging with nature in intimate observation, we gradually become a part of the system and magically and necessarily engage in our own evolution and transformation.
Everything is a Garden
Permaculture Design for Deep Transformation
The ethics, principles, and roots of permaculture practice, can go far beyond the garden or farm and into the invisible structures of our relationships with ourselves and others, as well as our community and organizational structures. By engaging in permaculture, one soon and eagerly applies the approach to other complex systems and challenges.