It was originally referred to as "permanent agriculture", It is now known throughout the world as Permaculture. David Holmgren and Bill Mollison pioneered this form of agriculture with great success and continue to do so today.
Permaculture is the concept of maximizing useful connections between landscape, functionality of your land use with a minimum of human labour. It combines organic farming with agroforestry, sustainable development and applied ecology.
In a nutshell, everything works together for the maximum benefit of all.
Do you feel frustrated that the world issues are too big? That people cannot not agree on economics vs environment?
Do you feel that serious change is taking way too long by governments? That you have little say in your everyday life? This is why I love Permaculture and why it is so important in my life. Permaculture actively and physically creates these changes and does so in a peaceful way. It doesn't wait for countries or groups to agree on the big issues. No individual, government or institution can take away the gift of planting seeds. To help one another or to share their surplus. We can all do this at any level and it is never too late to start.
Care for the People.
Care for the Earth: This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, we as humans cannot flourish. Permaculture works with natural systems, rather than in competition with them. On a daily basis this includes how we grow our plants, the choices we make as consumers and how we get around. On a larger scale it is about our agricultural systems, political decisions and the protection of wild habitats.*
Care for the People: Today our actions often impact on people all over the world and often the consequences can be largely invisible. As individuals we need to look after ourselves but also do what we can to ensure that our actions to not harm others, and where possible help others to flourish.*
Fair Share: This 3rd ethic recognizes that the earth’s resources are limited and that our resources need to be shared amongst many people. The return of surplus is not only sharing with people. Surplus needs to be shared back to the earth and to the animal kingdom as well. It teaches us to not take more than what we need before we reinvest the surplus as well as providing for future generations.*