WHAT IS

PERMACULTURE?

Bill Mollision, who first defined the word permaculture in 1978 described it as follows.

“The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.”

Or put simply by renowned Permaculture Consultant Geoff Lawlon, “A system of design that provides all of the needs for humanity in a way that benefits the environment.”

Ultimately, permaculture works with nature, rather than against it.

12 PRINCIPLES OF PERMACULTURE

To help those new to permaculture understand how it creates a more ethical and sustainable way of life, David Holmgren, who worked in partnership with Bill Mollison, created a list of 12 design principles. These principles are primarily used in relationship to good growing systems, but can be used as a guiding light for other areas of life.

HOW WE PRACTICE PERMACULTURE

We are committed to creating beautiful community spaces on the West side of Chicago. To ensure that our work will last and contribute to the revitalization of Chicago’s West side, we use the practice of permaculture to ensure our projects, initiatives and business ventures will sustain themselves and grow exponentially over time.

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WE HELP YOU?

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