What is Permaculture.
I am constantly being asked to define Permaculture. It is such a vast subject that I find it hard to simplify to one sentence. I have found Ben Haggard's definition to be one of my favorites:
Permaculture (Permanent Culture) is the conscious design of a sustainable future based on co-operating with Nature and caring for the Earth and its people.
Below is a short video giving a more dynamic explanation of it. Broc Dolman was one of my teachers, along with Penny Livingston Stark, at my Permaculture Design Certification course that I took at Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California. He is part of an intentional community at Occidental Arts and Ecology where the following video was filmed. If you ever have an opportunity to visit or study at either location, don't pass it up. Permaculture is something we all need to understand and begin to integrate into our lives.