About Permaculture

The word permaculture (permanent agriculture) was coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the mid-1970's. In this section you will find some brief definitions and a listing of the ethics and principles of permaculture, for more indepth information try www.tagari.com  or www.permacultureprinciples.com Some definitions: "Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems." Bill Mollison from Permaculture: A Designers Manual "Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs." and "I see permaculture as the use of systems thinking and design principles that provide the organising framework for implementing the above vision." David Holmgren from Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability