Permaculture encompasses both larger principles and practical solutions in an approach to design that works with nature. If we look at natural systems, we see resiliency, connections, and diversity. Similarly, each element of a permaculture design influences the next in abundant, functional, closed loop systems. Permaculture design not only encourages healthy relationships between humans, insects, plants, wildlife, soil, food, and the environment — it also teaches people to take care of each other and the Earth by creating a legacy that helps leave the world a better place.
In practical terms, permaculture doesn’t just mean homesteading with animals and growing organic vegetables — it means looking at how each component in a landscape is connected and works together as a sustainable whole.