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What is Permaculture?

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  • What is Permaculture?

    Permaculture is...first and foremost...a design process.

    It's premised on three pillars:
    1. Care for the earth
    2. Care for the people
    3. Return of surplus
    While the first two tenets are self-explanatory, the third (sometimes referred to as "Fair Share" urges us to return all waste back into the system so that it can be recycled into usefulness. Basically, it's about us taking what we need and re-investing the surplus.

    The three pillars are underpinned by 12 design principles.

    My association with Permaculture began in 1978, when Bill Mollison and David Holmgren published Permaculture One. The concept had a marked influence on my Microponics (the integration of fish, plants and micro-livestock) the point where, in 2015 (38 years after its introduction), I finally completed my Permaculture Design Course​​​​​​.
    "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer - my main website. - my Facebook page. - my Microponics and Waste Transformation Farming Facebook Group - my iAVs Facebook Group - the current home of the Online Urban Aquaponics Manual.