What is Permaculture

Permaculture comes from two words, permanent and culture. Permaculture is a consciously designed system, which mimics the patterns and relations found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy providing for local needs. This not only includes gardening, farming, animal husbandry but also how communities of people organise themselves in a sustainable manner.

https://permacultureprinciples.com/

https://holmgren.com.au/about-permaculture/

http://www.geofflawtononline.com/

Permaculture Ethics

Earth Care
The icon of the young plant represents organic growth, a key ingredient in sustaining life on Earth. Earth Care can be taken to mean caring for the living soil. The state of the soil is often the best measure for the health and well-being of society. The fall of many civilisations has been linked simultaneoulsy to the decline in fertile soil and we are currently losing our top soil at an alarming rate.


People Care
The icon of the two people together, represents the need for companionship and collaborative efforts to affect change. People Care begins with ourselves and expands to include our families, neighbours and wider communities. By accepting personal responsibility for our situation as far as possible, rather than blaming others, we empower ourselves. 

Fair Share
The icon of the pie and a slice of it represents the taking of what we need and sharing what we don’t whilst recognising that there are limits to how much we can give and how much we can take.


Taken from https://permacultureprinciples.com/ethics/

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Permaculture Principles which guide design

Our Permaculture Garden

Our Permaculture garden in Rineck is a hub of creativity, inspiration and experimentation. Over the years many people have contributed in various ways to the creation of this garden. Today this garden provides produce to the kitchen of our seminar house, a home for our ducks & chickens along with abundant soil & insect life.

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