Permaculture was developed in the 1970s by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. It began as an integrated systems approach to sustainable living based on growing perennial food crops. Since then it has grown to incorporate social and economic design, and has spread virally around the globe.
Permaculture is working to re-design our impact on the Earth and regenerate what has been lost.
By observing and learning from nature, and weaving together traditional and indigenous wisdoms with new scientific understanding, Permaculture seeks to create beneficial and co-operative relationships within a system.
These thinking tools can be applied to all aspects of our living and designing.
Permaculture is dynamic and evolving!
An open vessel willing and capable of holding a multitude of ideas, techniques, principles, frameworks and models.
Co-operation is the focus. Diversity and Interconnectedness are celebrated!
Three strong ethics are at its heart:
Care for the Earth
Care for people
12 principles help to guide us through the design process.
For more information visit www.permacultureprinciples.com
Some of Permacultures amazing successes include:
Removing contamination from soils and waterways by phytoremediation (the use of plants)
Regenerating ecosystems and soil fertility
Reinstating natural fresh water springs by preventing water run-off and capturing and storing water in the ground
Working with refugees and Aid organisations focussed on empowering the community to be self-sustaining, without the need for further aid
Achieving a 0% re-offending rate with people coming out of incarceration through a rehabilitation programme