What is Permaculture?

Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren coined the term "permaculture" during the 1970s to describe holistic approaches to agriculture and community. The term draws from the words "permanent" and "culture." While permaculture involves organic gardening and sustainable agriculture, it also includes efficient use of energy and resources with a strong element of small-scale, often multi-faceted community relationships such as farmer's markets. Permaculture has become an international movement.

The key tenants of permaculture are:
Earth care:
recognition that the Earth is the source of all life and humans are a part of, not separate from, that life force.
People care: Supporting and helping each other to change to ways of living that are not harmful to the planet or humans; and to develop healthy societies.
Fair shares: Ensuring that the Earth's limited resources are utilized in ways that are equitable and wise.
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