Growing from a Tasmanian seed in 1978, Permaculture has had positive effects all over our planet. Thank you to all who have made permaculture a part of their life in some way, and to all those who have shared any of these precious insights and methods.
It's a rich and inspiring design system for not only permanent agriculture, but extended out to permanent culture, and can even be applied on the micro scale of your own kitchen or balcony.
I have always loved it's basic principles, and the diverse ways they are applied:
- Care for the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
- Care for the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
- Return of surplus: Reinvesting surpluses back into the system to provide for the first two ethics. This includes returning waste back into the system to recycle into usefulness. The third ethic is sometimes referred to as Fair Share to reflect that each of us should take no more than what we need before we reinvest the surplus.
International Permaculture Day is the first Sunday in May.