Permaculture!

A pretty good summary of permaculture, whose integrative way of thinking is essential to the success of our future.

The Radical Gardener

Well, what is it?    Here’s a few descriptions that I have found to help describe it:

A blurb from Wikipedia:    Permaculture draws from several disciplines including organic farmingagroforestryintegrated farmingsustainable development, and applied ecology. “The primary agenda of the movement has been to assist people to become more self reliant through the design and development of productive and sustainable gardens and farms. The design principles which are the conceptual foundation of permaculture were derived from the science of systems ecology and study of pre-industrial examples of sustainable land use.”

And one from Permaculture Principles:  Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and design principleswhich can be used to guide efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.

Also a definition from Permaculture International Journal :  Permaculture is a practical concept applicable from the balcony…

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