CAN YOU HEAR THE SOUND OF THE FLOWERS?
WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?
1. Permaculture is an innovative framework for creating sustainable ways of living.
2. It is a practical method of developing ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems that can be used by anyone, anywhere.
By thinking carefully about the way we use our resources - food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs - it is possible to get much more out of life by using less. We can be more productive for less effort, reaping benefits for our environment and ourselves, for now and for generations to come.
This is the essence of permaculture - the design of an ecologically sound way of living - in our households, gardens, communities and businesses. It is created by cooperating with nature and caring for the earth and its people.
THE PERMACULTURE DESIGN PRINCIPLES
Permaculture shows us a way to build sustainable human settlements integrated in the natural ecological systems and cycles. Through observing patterns in nature, it aims to develop permanent culture in harmony with the laws of nature - sociallandscapes.co.uk
Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments - Bill Molisson (co-founder of permaculture).
Nature is a self-made tapestry, weaving its patterns in space and time. Patterns make themselves from the interplay of physical and chemical forces on materials living and non-living. The result is an ever-changing, kaleidoscopic array of forms. - Shapes, by Philip Ball
Whatever challenge we face, weather in our personal lives, family, work, community or world, one thing we have choice over is the perspective we take. If we're feeling stuck, blocked, or uninspired by the options presented, we can try thinking differently and see where that might lead. - 7 ways to Think Differently, by Looby Macnamara
THE PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES IN ACTION
DAVID HOLMGREN (CO-FOUNDER)
ON HOW YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD WITH PERMACULTURE