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) concept...to the point where, in 2015 (38 years after its introduction), I finally completed my Permaculture Design Course​​​​​​.