Introduction to Permaculture

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Permaculture is a design practice for developing regenerative human communities. While supporting the needs of the people, it maintains an environmental focus on sustainability. Permaculture enhances the unique biological resources in each individual region, enriching plant and animal communities. It is also a philosophy into which many people are gathering to come together and take on the responsibility of working with nature, not against it.

In this section, you will get an introduction into what permaculture is doing for communities and the environment. This insight will be shared by leading experts who you can study to explore more of this topic later. One of the many pieces of permaculture are bound to intrigue you to study deeper!

The Permaculture Principles guide our design decisions and formulate the structure of our Permaculture system. We are using David Holmgren’s 12 principle version which are used to help guide every Permaculture design. Oregon State University Free Permaculture Course (…)

Tune into the next video for some permaculture wisdom from Geoff Lawton, who is an internationally-recognized permaculture educator consultant & practitioner:Click here to change this text

Permaculture: Geoff Lawton at TEDxAjman

“…working with nature not against it…”


The Power of Permaculture | Ryan Harb | TEDxUtica

Check this out for another perspective: Principles of Permaculture from “Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual” by Bill Mollison one of the founders of Permaculture.

Next, Why Permaculture?



Permaculture Design for Water


Permaculture Design for Food

Now what, are you hooked on permaculture? Want to learn more…?

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Books About Permaculture:

Links to Permaculture Learning Opportunities:


Online & offline courses:

Permaculture Groups Around the World

Other things you may find Interesting to incorporate in your Permaculture learning expedition: 

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA):

Composting toilets

The dry toilet

The dry toilet – Le toilette séche

Improving smells

Smells of Success

DIY toilet

DIY cheap composting toilet

You’re into it, awesome! Keep on learning and keep on growing!

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Water for People is an international nonprofit working across 9 countries to bring safe water and sanitation to 4 million people”

Keep on learning and keep on growing!