Why permaculture

Permaculture is a way of thinking and living which uses design principles to minimise our impact on the world around us, while creating sustainably happy and healthy lives for all.

It centres around how humans interact with the planet and is designed to create a harmonious balance between the two. It works in all landscapes from arid desert to forest tundra by making the most of what is available and sharing surplus with others.

It is designed to be inclusive – you don’t need to be a landowner to use permaculture techniques to improve your life and it doesn’t require you to give up home comforts – the important thing is that you can use the principles whatever your life situation.