Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more. Source: Permaculture.org
At the heart of permaculture design and practice is a fundamental set of core values or ethics which remain constant whatever a person's situation. These ethics are often summarized as;
- Earthcare: recognizing Earth as the source of all life and recognizing that mankind is part of Earth, not apart from it.
- Peoplecare: supporting and helping each other live in ways that harm neither ourselves nor the planet and develop healthy societies.
- Fairshare: using Earth's limited natural resources in ways that are equitable and wise.