That’s a mouthful! In simple terms, Permaculture helps us to design sustainable places to live, to work and to grow, and it stresses positive action and cooperation with the earth.
By emulating nature, we can thoughtfully integrate all of the elements present on our properties while keeping the whole system in mind: soil, landforms, water, people, plants, animals, structures, technologies, and so forth. Permaculture design considers what makes each element thrive, what each element needs, and how each element affects the other elements in the system. Although it can be applied in many ways, our study here will be limited to urban farming applications.