by Bonita Ford. Creative Commons. Attribution 2013.
Permaculture is a holistic approach to design based on living systems. It offers a way of thinking, relating, making decisions and solving problems, which are more in balance with the living world around us. Its ethics, principles and design process enable us to use our resources intentionally and more effectively, thus creating more abundance for ourselves and our communities. Permaculture design can be broadly applied to land-based, urban, social or economic systems.