About Permaculture


 

Let Nature do the work for you…

Permaculture and off grid living goes hand to hand. This is a model for living with each other and our planet that is built upon the idea of working with, rather than against, nature. Created by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, the term permaculture originated from the English term "Permanent Agriculture" and was created in the twentieth century around the 70's. Over time, the term permaculture began to be understood as "Permanent Culture" since it began to add a wide range of knowledge from different scientific areas to the planning and creation of human environments that guarantee sustainability and balanced and harmonious production with Mother Nature. Currently, permaculture is considered a science of social and environmental scope that combines scientific knowledge with traditional and popular knowledge, thus ensuring the permanence of the human being as a species on planet Earth

 
Cover of Bill Mollin’s book on Permaculture : “Permaculture: A Designers Manual”

Cover of Bill Mollin’s book on Permaculture : “Permaculture: A Designers Manual”

 
 

PERMACULTURE ETHICS

Permaculture is governed by three ethics, based on the observation of the interaction of ecologycal systems in the natural realm. Every permacultor has as its main function the creation of healthy soil and water storage, which are the pillars of life as we know it.

1-CARING FOR THE EARTH

The earth is a living entity that breathes and sustains us. Without proper and sustainable care on our part, there will be far-reaching consequences, like the end of life as we know it. The earth provides us shelter, food and various forms of nourishment. We must use the soil in a sustainable, non-abusive and reasonable way.

2-CARING FOR PEOPLE

People's needs must be met in a compassionate and simple way so that the environmental sector that is involved around them thrives and continues for future generations.

3-SHARE THE SURPLUS

When a tree bears fruit or we harvest a crop, it usually produces much more than what we can eat. For this reason, it makes sense to divide what we can not use so that everyone can benefit from what the earth is giving us.

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