It uses these principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience. It is a term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and is grounded in 3 ethics: Care for the Earth, Care for the People, and Share the Surplus.
“Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” -Bill Mollison
In this permaculture garden we’ve used the contours of the land to move and direct water into a wildlife pond. The surrounding species selected are a diverse mix of perennial edible, medicinal, and insectary plants. Wood chips and mulch form the main ground and path cover to build soil and store water. The overall effect is a low maintenance productive garden.