PERMACULTURE is a way for us, human beings, to get ALL of our needs met without trashing the planet that is our home. (Not only “not trashing,” but actually BENEFITING the earth, other people, and other species.)

The permaculture design principles can (and should) be applied to literally EVERY area of human activity: food, water, shelter, energy, transportation, and community (which includes things like education, health, entertainment, and the arts).

In the words of Bill Mollison (who founded the permaculture design movement with David Holmgren in the late 1970’s), “Although the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.”

By practicing permaculture, you can enrich your life while also improving your community and addressing global problems. Welcome to the permaculture community!