The philosophy of Permaculture is to reduce the impact that human settlements have on non-renewable and renewable resources, while creating an abundant living environment, catering to the needs of all living creatures. Permaculture is a science developed through the observation and analysis of natural systems. Through this analysis set structural patterns common to all natural systems emerge. Permaculture design then applies these “Patterns” to the development of sustainable human settlements, harmoniously integrating landscape and people while providing food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.
“A philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than premature and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single project system” – Bill Mollison
You don’t do permaculture, You use permaculture In what you do.
~From Bill Mollison’s website, www.tagari.com
Robert Błaszczyk, Premakultura: http://premakultura.wordpress.com/permakultura/zasady-ogolne/
Covolv, A Sustainable World, http://www.covolv.org/blog/what-is-permaculture.html