"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."

-Albert Einstein  



​Permaculture is a consciously designed landscape, modeled after patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, energy, fiber, and other materials for provision of local needs. People, their homes, and the way they go about there lives are at the center of permaculture. So the idea of permanent sustainable agriculture has blossomed to one of permanent culture.

Permaculture is centered around a collective of ethics and principles, which guide its implementation in the world. Understanding these is foundational to the permaculture way of life. 


The Ethics

  • CARE FOR THE EARTH (soil, forests, water and wildlife)

  • CARE FOR PEOPLE (to look after oneself, ones family and ones community)

  • FAIR SHARE ( set limits to consumption and redistribute surplus)


These ethics enforce the idea that as long as we uphold our responsibility to care for our earth, ourselves, and those around us; by only taking what we need and sharing the extra that is given us, that we may provide for all, and heal damage done buy the unconscious waste that currently pollutes the world. These ethics were brought into consciousness from observing nature, and its immense ability for life and abundance. 

    These ethics are supported by the permaculture principles. There can be anywhere from 12 to 20 or more. It is up to the designer, as long as the fundamentals are followed. The Principles depicted below are those I have chosen to work by!

The principles

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   Principle #1

 Obtain a Yield

 Principle #2


Principle #3

Catch and Store Energy

Principle #4

Multiple Functions

  Principle #5 Produce no Waste


Principle #6

Observe and Replicate Natural Patterns 

Principle #7

Use and Value Renewable and Services


Principle #8

Design from Patterns to Details

Principle #9

Sector and Zone Planning

Principle #10

Relative Location

Principle #11

Use Edges and Value the Marginal

Principle #12

Use and Value Diversity

Principle #13

Integrate Rather then Segregate

Principle #14

Apply Self-Regulation

Principle #15

Use Small and Slow Solutions  

Principle #16

Stack and Pack

Principle #17

Use Appropriate Technologies

Principle #18

Consider Succession

Principle #19

Creatively Use and Respond to Change

Principle #20

Think to the 7th Generation

Principle #21

The Law of Return 

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