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Permaculture is a system and philosophy for designing human systems based on the principle of working with natural systems rather then against them. It aims to create biological and social systems that are structured so that peoples’ basic needs are produced as a by-product of the natural systems with a minimum of labour required. The ethics — “earth care, people care and fair share” — form the foundation for permaculture design and are also found in most traditional societies.

Permaculture Principles *

* The twelve fundamental Permaculture design principles as articulated by David Holmgren in his book "Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability"

Permaculture Resources

Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture book
Introduction to Permaculture is an updated and revised version of the first two permaculture books, Permaculture One (Mollison and Holmgren, 1978) and Permaculture Two (Mollison, 1979), and replaces them. Bill Mollison was the founder and director...

One Community

Community organization
One Community’s purpose is to help people create a better world by creating a solution model that creates solution-creating models for The Highest Good of All. One Community is creating open-source blueprints for a sustainable civilization. These plans...

David Holmgren

Food knowledge holder
Co-originator (1978) of Permaculture design system for sustainable living and land use, ecological builder and farmer, author, teacher and activist.

RetroSuburbia: the downshifter's guide to a resilient future.

Permaculture book
RetroSuburbia is the gateway to retrofitting a home, a garden, and life. It aims to help prioritize the myriad things anyone can do at home to create a better, and more resilient, life. We are living in unprecedented times. This book is being made available...

Permaculture Design Magazine

Permaculture company
(Formerly the Permaculture Activist) "Permaculture Design is an independent quarterly serving the permaculture movement in North America. We publish articles dealing with the spectrum of permaculture thought and action—from gardening to ecovillages,...

Permaculture company
A site dedicated to Permaculture principles and publications with books and videos featuring David Holmgren and many other prominent permaculture designers and thinkers. Permaculture principles illustrated and explained, information exchange and methods...

Permaculture Institute

Permaculture organization
Founded in 1997 by Scott Pittman and Bill Mollison, the Institute’s work uses education and demonstration to accomplish our mission of training the next environmental and social change makers in the life-enhancing practice of Permaculture Design. It...

Plants For a Future Database

Permaculture organization
Edible, medicinal and other uses of over 8,000 plants. Plants For A Future (PFAF) is an online database and associated website for those interested in edible and useful plants. Originally focused on plants suitable for temperate regions, it has now been...

Permaculture Research Institute

Permaculture organization
The Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) is located on a Permaculture demonstration site in The Channon NSW, and is headed by Geoff & Nadia Lawton. We specialize in education & training worldwide. We also provide daily Permaculture news and information...

The PFAF Shop

Permaculture book
Plants For A Future online book shop. PDF and softcover versions of books for permaculture-based landscaping. Titles include "Edible shrubs", "Edible Perennials", "Plants for Your Food Forest", "Edible Trees", "Woodland Gardening" and "Edible Plants"....

Permaculture and Sociocracy Working Together: Grow Engagement with Systems Design

Permaculture video
Recordings of a conference held in October, 2020. - John Buck: Permaculture and Sociocracy Working Together: Grow Engagement with Systems Design - John Schinnerer: “Designing Holistic Futures – Sociocracy, Permaculture, and Human Being” Henny...

Food Forest Canada

Permaculture company
Food Forest Canada is a venture by Permaculture Designer and farmer Lindsay Brandon. Specializing in food forest design, vegetable gardening and researching and developing hemp fibre and grain crops in Alberta Canada.

O.U.R. Ecovillage

Regional education & learning eco village
Located on 25 acres near Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, O.U.R. ECOVILLAGE began with a vision to create a model demonstration sustainable village community rooted in social, ecological, and economic well being. O.U.R. Ecovillage is the host site for...

Regional permaculture website
A large collection of active and diverse Permaculture articles and forums on most topics related to homesteading and sustainability, as well as video resources, podcasts and on site appropriate technology and permaculture courses.

Miracle Farms, a 12-acre commercial permaculture orchard in Southern Quebec

Regional permaculture film
This brief film gives an introduction to the 20 yr journey of Stefan Sobkowiak from the purchase of an organic orchard to the development of a biodiverse polyculture orchard based on permaculture principles. The orchard now counts over 100 cultivars of...

Hatchet & Seed

Regional permaculture company
Edible Landscaping, Permaculture Design, Urban Agriculture, Raised Beds, Garden Install & Maintenance, Organic Landscaping, Victoria, BC

Permaculture in Ontario

Regional permaculture website
This map presents submissions from an ongoing survey of 59 Permaculture practitioners in Ontario, Canada. The site details the origins of the survey, a short video introducing the map, a searchable map, and project listings by region.

Earthlight Permaculture

Local permaculture company
Bringing food and medicine close to home; using permaculture design to create unique, abundant habitats and nurturing healing spaces: edible landscaping and water-wise gardens; herbal medicine and pollinator gardens; food forests and resilience plantings;...

Edible Landscape Design

Local permaculture company
Consultation, design, and coaching in support of a beautiful future bursting with super-foods, right outside our doors, where landscapes and communities are regenerated with every home-cooked meal. The team brings decades of combined experience and...

PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology

Local community organization
PLACE is a public-serving, experiential learning center to showcase and foster sustainable living practices, urban homesteading, community resiliency & preparedness, social justice and artistic expression. Their goal is to incubate a local sustainability...

Permaculture Design Course

Local permaculture event
Whole Systems Design Applied Permaculture Design Course July17-26 2020. This course offers a uniquely hands-on opportunity to gain skills in applied permaculture skills immersed in one of North America's most diverse and intensive permaculture research...


Local permaculture company
Regenerative Design: Water, Food, Energy, Lifestyle Consulting for Rain Water and Compost Toilet Systems, online classes, Book-- “Essential Composting Toilets“, Workshops, presentations, and speaking engagements and the Eco-Sense permaculture Nursery.

Global Earth Repair Conference

Local ecology event
The Global Earth Repair Conference will bring 500 or more people together to talk about earth repair (ecosystem restoration) at local, regional, state, national and international levels. The Global Earth Repair Conference facilitates the exchange of information...

The Permaculture Academy

Local permaculture company
The Verge Permaculture Academy offers live online masterclasses with world-class faculty, collaborative learning experiences, and global networking on one simple, intuitive private platform.

Food Forest Farm

Local permaculture company
Growing Resilience for People & Planet Food Forest Farm aims to help people create low-maintenance, regenerative food systems. They grow, supply, and teach about perennial vegetables and other multipurpose plants. Consulting is available to design landscapes...

AppleSeed Permaculture

Local permaculture company
AppleSeed Permaculture is an ecological design and development firm with a history of innovative projects. Based in the Hudson Valley of New York, the new New Jersey office expands AppleSeed’s regional service area to include NY, NJ, and surrounding...

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