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: What Does It Mean?

The words “permanent culture” invoke the ideas of sustainability, reliability, and resilience – all important aspects of the growing philosophy known as permaculture. The foundations that make up this concept are not new. In fact, many of the ideas behind permaculture design can be found in traditional societies, ancient cultures that have existed in harmony…

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