The Controversial Third Ethic of Permaculture

Permaculture’s core is rooted in the philosophy’s adherence to three equal ethics. The first two, Earth Care and People Care, have been widely accepted by the community for what they are – straight-forward and logical. The third ethic, however, has been the subject of some debate among permaculture practitioners for many years. In fact, the…

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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a philosophy. A philosophical view of the natural ecosystems in our world. Permaculture is a contraction of the words ‘permanent’, ‘agriculture’ and ‘culture’. For some, it is an essential way of life, for many an idea within their grasp and for others a dream to work and strive for. The beginning of permaculture…

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Permaculture: An Australian Concept, Globally Embraced

Gardeners and farmers around the world have welcomed the Australian concept of Permaculture – but outside of these circles, the philosophy has yet to be fully embraced by the rest of nation. Described by co-founder of permaculture, David Holmgren, the idea is to create “consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in…

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