Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.
It is a creative design process that is based on ethics and design principles. It guides us to mimic the patterns and relationships we can find in nature and can be applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even economics.
By adopting the ethics and applying these principles in our daily life we can make the transition from being dependent consumers to becoming responsible producers. This journey builds skills and resilience at home and in our local communities that will help us prepare for an uncertain future with less available energy.
The techniques and strategies used to apply these principles vary widely depending on the location, climatic conditions and resources that are available. The methods may differ, but the foundations to this holistic approach remain constant. By learning these principles you can acquire valuable thinking tools that help you become more resilient in an era of change.
Read below to learn more and to get locally involved go here: San Antonio Permaculture in Practice Meet-Up Group
- Permaculture Principles: free permaculture resources
- Permaculture Institute
- Permaculture – practical solutions for self-reliance
- The Regenerative Design Institute on permaculture
- The Cult of Perma – Food and Farm Discussion Lab