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Permaculture is a system and philosophy for designing human habitats 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 people's 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:"

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David Holmgren


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

Permaculture Design Magazine


(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,...

Permacultureprinciples.com


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 Research Institute


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...

O.U.R. Ecovillage


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...

Permies


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.

PLACE - People Linking Art Community & Ecology


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...

Global Earth Repair Conference


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...

Linnaea Farm


Linnaea Farm is a 314 acre Organic Land Trust located on Cortes Island dedicated to sustainable agriculture, ecology and education.

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