Permaculture is an integrated design system for sustainability. The word "permaculture" is a contraction of "permanent agriculture" or "permanent culture." Its roots are in the design of productive ecosystems for farms and gardens. A central theme in permaculture is the design of ecological landscapes that produce food. Emphasis is placed on multi-use plants, cultural practices such as sheet mulching and trellising, and the integration of animals to recycle nutrients and graze weeds. Permaculture concepts also reach beyond farming and gardens that into designs for all types of resilient, sustainable structures, both physical and social. It is a philosophy of maximum effort at the design stage to allow minimum effort and side-effects once the system is running, instead of the conventional method which is often the reverse.
Permaculture training in the Colorado Rockies or The Bahamas. Also consulting.
Blog focusing on permaculture events, resources, companies and anything relevant to the Centennial State.
David Holmgren was the research student and co-originator with Bill Mollison, his research supervisor, of the permaculture concept.
Extensive web directory of permaculture and related topics.
This institute, located in Ithaca, NY, offers affordable classes, permaculture design certification and workshops for sustainable living within the context of northeastern US ecosystems.
Non-profit organization encouraging the growing of trees. Includes information on workshops, courses, events and publications related to permaculture and agroforestry. Offers wildcraft supplies.
Information, reading list, and links on permaculture and community-supported agriculture.
Information about the permaculture research and education undertaken by the institute based in British Columbia, Canada.
Offers month-long courses in permaculture design and deep ecology.
Collective of educators, organizers and designers committed to eco-social regeneration. Organizes courses, workshops and events and provides consultancy services on sustainable systems.
Offers permaculture consultancy and training, garden restoration and landscape design services. Based in NSW, Australia.
UK group advocating the care of the land and sustainable cultivation methods. Includes articles, news, events and a forum.
Provides an introductory seminar and a Permaculture Design Certification Course including Webinar study where students access information over the Internet.
Blog containing notes, articles and practices concerning permaculture and sustainable life, partly in Spanish.
A popular forum for discussion of many permaculture topics.
Information about the world of permaculture in New Zealand. Site also has event listings and a question and answer forum.
Provides users with a helpful gateway to permaculture courses, events, services, and resources. The Portal is also the online home for the Bullocks' permaculture site in Orcas Island, Washington.
Blog providing information that may be useful to permaculturists.
Provides permaculture forums, courses, information, and news.
Worldwide Permaculture School and support network with students in over 20 countries. Collection of writings and ideas about permaculture. Offers permaculture courses by distance learning.
Subscription information for Permaculture Magazine and a catalogue of available books, videos, and other resources focused on permaculture in the UK.
Contains a wiki about permaculture activities and events in the Northwest.
Environmental planning and design for permaculture and ecologically sound village designs. Australia.
Non-profit organization working toward sustainable living. Offers consultancy services, courses, books and videos.
A 40 acre permaculture demonstration, and production property at Gawler, South Australia. Offers consulting services, learning courses, information, and tours.
North American permaculture periodical, providing a current listing of upcoming permaculture design courses, and offering articles on permaculture design, edible landscaping, bioregionalism, aquaculture, natural building, renewable energy.
Promotes true self-reliance for all through personal and customized consultation, research, design, implementation, workshops and seminars.
Provides information about the association, courses, UK links and general permaculture information.
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