Design Methods

Ethics

The 3 permaculture ethics
  • Care for People (0) Syndicated feed icon
  • Care for the Earth (0) Syndicated feed icon
  • Fair Shares: Living within limits and distributing surplus (0) Syndicated feed icon

Practical Solutions

A 'tree' of practical permaculture solutions

Principles

Terms for permaculture principles
  • Principles from "Introduction to Permaculture" by Bill Mollison & Reny Mia Slay (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Relative Location (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Each element performs many functions (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Each important function is supported by many elements (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Efficient energy planning: zone, sector and slope (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Using biological resources (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Cycling of energy, nutrients, resources (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Small-scale intensive systems; including plant stacking and time stacking (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Accelerating succession and evolution (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Diversity; including guilds (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Edge effects (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Everything works both ways (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Permaculture is information and imagination-intensive (0) Syndicated feed icon
  • Principles from "Permaculture: A Designers' Manual" by Bill Mollison (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Work with nature rather than against (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • The problem is the solution (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Make the least change for the greatest possible effect (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • The yield of a system is theoretically unlimited (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Everything gardens (or modifies its environment) (0) Syndicated feed icon
  • David Holmgren Principles (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Observe and Interact (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Catch and Store Energy (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Obtain a Yield (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Apply Self-regulation and Accept Feedback (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Use and Value Renewable Resources and Services (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Produce no Waste (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Design from Patterns to Details (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Integrate rather than Segregate (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Use Small and Slow Solutions (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Use and Value Diversity (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Use Edges and Value the Marginal (0) Syndicated feed icon
    • Creatively Use and Respond to Change (0) Syndicated feed icon