permaculture principles

I try to integrate the ideas of permaculture in gardening, as well as in and life.

Central are the ideas of earth care, people care and fair share.

Earth Care 

Earth Care is based upon the idea of nourishing the existing and emerging ecosystems and communities of the world.  So there is a focus on restoring and enhancing existing ecosystems, reducing consumption and recycling, retrofiting and reusing where possible.

“The Earth is a living, breathing entity.  Without ongoing care and nurturing there will be consequences too big to ignore.”

People Care

Act with mindful compassion towards self, kin & community.

“If people’s needs are met in compassionate and simple ways, the environment surrounding them will prosper.”

Fair Share

Be the change.

“Set limits and redistribute surplus.”


1: Observe and interact.

2: Catch and store energy.

3: Obtain a yield.

4: Apply self-regulation & accept feedback.

5:Use & value renewable resources & services.

6: Produce no waste.

7: Design from patterns to details.

8: Integrate rather than segregate.

9: Use small and slow solutions.

10: Use & value diversity.

11: Use edges & value the marginal.

12: Creatively use & respond to change.

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