WHAT IS PERMACULTURE?

 

Permaculture is a holistic term used to describe sustainable ways of living. Permaculture stands for ‘permanent agriculture’. In a practical sense, it is the method of developing sustainable ecologically harmonious, efficient and productive systems universally accessible to everyone, and anywhere.

Permaculture both as a practical application and a philosophy moves away from the consumer, material framework we currently use, and into a more sustainable and progressive framework. It looks to create harmony in all things, and assume a ‘less is more’ outlook, whilst still meeting social needs. By working with the natural world in a caring and nourishing way, we can develop an ecologically sound way of living that benefits people and place at a time when we as a species have never needed it more.

Food Forests are a self-regulating and low maintenance sustainable form of plant-based agriculture. More practically termed ‘agroforestry’ it is a system based on woodland ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, vines and perennial vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans, whilst working in harmony with nature.