In a focused sense, permaculture it is an approach to
gardening and landscaping that utilizes perennial and edible plants in its
design, and particularly, it places emphasis on plant relationships that mimic
ecologies found within nature. Permaculture aims to create a stable and productive
system that provides for human needs while harmoniously integrating the land
with its inhabitants. It is widely adaptable to suit a variety of climates
and geographies from urban and suburban yards to entire agriculture systems.
The permaculture design places value on water conservation and resource reclamation.
Materials that were once viewed as wastes are used as resources to replenish
soils and valuable ground water reserves.
Why this approach?
In a broader sense, permaculture can
be an approach to how we walk through the world. Its principles can help you
to reshape your life in reasonable steps at our own pace, yet will allow you
to reduce your impact and increase your quality of life. Practicing permaculture
principles creates positive change that starts in your backyard resonating
throughout your community.