Seattle Permaculture Guild
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How do we define Permaculture?
For a good general description of Permaculture, check out Permaculture on Wikipedia. You'll love it and get lost!
Remember to come back to Seattle Permaculture for local info.
I often describe Permaculture as a way to implement designs in the land (or in our own lives) that most efficiently *and lovingly* integrate Natural Ecosystems with Human Needs. Not just organic farming, but loops of systems that benefit each other. Examples:
Permaculture-thinking is important because it's a tool by which humans can have fulfilling lives and use less resources. inserted by kelda
How about this one from Randy Hayes:
A collection of diverse and rewarding lifestyles that many would want to emulate, and if they all did, the planet's natural systems and wildlife populations would flourish, increasingly, each generation.
found in Imhoff, Paper or Plastic, Sierra Club Books, p.6. inserted by jbetzzall