WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

Explains What is Permaculture featuring films and videos, images, pds’s and texts and links.
It is to spread the word for answers and solutions for a better – healthier – happier future for all of us!

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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a word created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s referring to
permanent agriculture as well as permanent culture.Permaculture is a philosophy that looks at
the world as a whole and that distills its wisdom from observation of the natural world.
It is a philosophy of working together rather than against nature, which aims at the development
of sustainable human settlements and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural
ecosystems. It is a design system and philosophy for a permanent sustainable life in present as in the future.

The Core and base of Permaculture are the Ethics and Principles illustrated in the Permaculture Flower.

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THE PERMACULTURE EHTHICS:

Take the time and read all about the Ethics of Permaculture CLICK HERE!

  • Take Care of the Earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
  • Take Care of the People: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
  • Share the Surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.

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PERMACULTURE DESIGN PRINCIPLES




The 12 permaculture design principles

  1. Observe and interact: By taking time to engage with nature we can design solutions that suit our particular situation.
  2. Catch and store energy: By developing systems that collect resources at peak abundance, we can use them in times of need.
  3. Obtain a yield: Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing.
  4. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback: We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well.
  5. Use and value renewable resources and services: Make the best use of nature’s abundance to reduce our consumptive behavior and dependence on non-renewable resources.
  6. Produce no waste: By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.
  7. Design from patterns to details: By stepping back, we can observe patterns in nature and society. These can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go.
  8. Integrate rather than segregate: By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other.
  9. Use small and slow solutions: Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes.
  10. Use and value diversity: Diversity reduces vulnerability to a variety of threats and takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides.
  11. Use edges and value the marginal: The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place. These are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system.
  12. Creatively use and respond to change: We can have a positive impact on inevitable change by carefully observing, and then intervening at the right time.

Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles with David Holmgren

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THE PERMACULTURE FLOWER

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Download a free poster of the flower to spread the word.

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READ!  – PDF’s FOR DOWNLOAD

introduction_permaculture

David Holmgren – Essence Of Permaculture (Version 3.0 – April 2004)

Masanobu Fukuoka and permaculture

Permaculture/Permaculture2 Practical Design For Towns.pdf

Rak Tamachat- Permaculture Master Plan pdf  –  COMPREHENSIVE EXAMPLE FOR  PERMACULTURE DESIGN!!! ( DOWNLOAD)

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PERMACULTURE INTRODUCTION FILMS

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CLICK the link below to GEOFF LAWTONS  – INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
It’s a very good documentary! – stream it and download it with You Tube Downloader as long it is available!

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WATCH – GEOFF LAWTONS  – INTRODUCTION TO

PERMACULTURE

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More great documentaries about – What is Permaculture to stream:

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Bill Mollison – Permaculture

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6370279933612522952

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Sepp Holzer

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=727825431796194016


www.krameterhof.at/videos
[Filme in deutsch!]

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Bill Mollison – Global Gardener Series 1 – 4

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MORE FILMS AND VIDEOS IN THE DOCUMENTARY LIST AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG !!!

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IMPORTANT LINKS & RESOURCES

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www.permacultureglobal.com/

www.permacultureglobal.com/projects  –  shows a world map of permaculture projects around the globe!!!

http://www.permies.com/

http://permacultureprinciples.com/

wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture

www.permanentculturenow.com/introduction-to-permaculture/

www.bettertimesinfo.org/

www.spiralseed.co.uk/permaculture/

wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Mollison

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One Comment to “WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?”

  1. Thank you very much for writing such a good blog, I will be following with interest.

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