Like a lot of people you may be asking “what is permaculture?”
Permaculture is about people living in a truly sustainable way.
Permaculture design is about creating truly sustainable habitats for people, crops, animals and wildlife.
Permaculture is a very transferable design process based on the laws of ecology. By studying natural ecosystems we try to learn how nature can be so abundant, efficient and stable. Permaculture uses the same principles to create stable, highly productive habitats.
Aspects of permaculture have been practiced for thousands of years, others are very new. It was given a name and popularised by Bill Mollison in the 1970’s. He wrote books mostly about PERMAnent agriCULTURE but over time this has developed into the wider notion of creating a PERMAnent CULTURE.
I often explain it using the following diagram which I adapted from Glen Williams.