Sunday, April 13, 2008

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a holistic system of working with water and soil, energy and plants.The ideal is to create ‘sustainable hedonism’ – healthy, delicious and local organic food we grow for ourselves, for example.
Wikipedia includes a full description of Permaculture in many languages.
Permaculture was pioneered by Bill Mollison, David Holmgren and Geoff Lawton in the 1970s.
Today it is one of the passions of Starhawk, whose book THE EARTH PATH is about using permaculture principles; the Earth Activist Training (EAT) is a 2-week intensive in beginning permaculture.

1 comment:

permaculture said...

Permaculture is much more than plants, earth, growing etc, important as that all is, 'the design, creation and installation of indefinately sustainable human eco-systems could be one definition. My work as a designer touches on all aspects of human systems, roads, roofs, carrots, economy, psychology and on and on.
Steve Read