In short, permaculture is a design process for Designing systems to meet human needs, modeled off of the regenerative properties of nature. This process can be applied Agriculture, Landscape Design, Architecture, Community Planning, Energy Theory, Transportation and much more . (Click the image above for a larger visual!)
The term was coined by Australian ecologist Bill Mollison and his student David Holmgrem in 1978 as a combination of the words “permanent agriculture” and “permanent culture”.
Permaculture systems create an abundance of Resources in sustainable and regenerative ways to fulfill humanities needs . By making small adjustments, and planning functional interconnections between the different aspects of a yard, farm, home or community, dramatic regeneration and restoration can take place without the use of Energy Intensive Industrial solutions.
Although Pemaculture’s application is most commonly acknowledged as agricultural it is not limited to those systems. The permaculture design principals (Produce no waste, use and value diversity, etc.) and ethics (Earth Care, People Care, and Fare Share) are now being applied to all matters of life including architecture, business development, product design, and community planning. The potential of modeling human systems of those of nature is limited only by our imagination.
This-Land aims to continue to grow the Permaculture Community here in our Bioregion, the Ohio River Valley, as well as the Midwest, US and the Planet. This-Land has grown out of and continues to grow with the support of the Cincinnati Permaculture Guild and its many diverse supporters and support organizations