What is Permaculture?

“Permaculture is the conscious design of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.” – Bill Mollison, coiner of the word Permaculture

Permaculture involves observation-based design of our local environments to meet our basic human needs (nourishing food, potable water, comfortable shelter, and supportive community) in ways that ensure that biodiversity, natural resources, beauty, communal and personal health, are not only sustained but actively regenerated.  By mimicking and participating in the natural processes of the landscape, we can design for abundance, beauty, community, connection, health, productivity, resilience, flexibility, and joy for ourselves and for our grandchildren as well.  Beyond sustainability, permaculture works in the spirit of thriving.