Chapter 14 : Permaculture System

Permaculture represents a land management approach applying methods developed from observing the underlying processes in flourishing natural systems.

“Nature offers the ultimate example of a design that is both sustainable and regenerative, and it is logical to appeal to natural principles for solutions to many of our current problems… Within a broader perspective of regenerative design, permaculture identifies the elements of sustainable living which are harmonious with nature.” (Rhodes, 2015)

The ultimate goal is to create a system both regenerative and resilient, offering both enhanced protection from damaging factors and events and the ability to recover from them. In addition, this system must also be wholly sustainable and eliminate the negative environmental effects of agricultural production. This would allow for maximum productivity across an extended period (Falk, 2013). This is not a rigid and well-defined system but promotes all the practices that can achieve its stated goal.