What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in Australia. The term is a mix of “permanent”, “culture” and “agriculture”. Permaculture is a “whole systems” design methodology based on science and careful observation of the “pattern language” in Nature. This wholistic systems-design methodology integrates water, energy usage and efficiency, composting in smart […]

Local Sustainability and Permaculture

 Geoff Lawton’s Call for a “Functional Ecology Economy” In October 2012, two months away from the big “2012 event”, after meeting activists and hearing of amazing projects at the Bay Area Permaculture Convergence, I decided to attend Geoff’s week long Advanced Permaculture intensive on Watershed Design, Earthworks and Food Forests. Even though I had completed many other […]