What are the benefits of permaculture?
Permaculture design allows us to improve the quality and productivity of our individual lives, our society and our environment. It means we can eat healthy food and live in healthy communities without domination or exploitation. We can increase yields, reduce or stop pollution, reduce energy consumption and turn our ecological impact from a negative to a positive.
We can use our energy to create visible, sustainable, life-giving systems, as opposed to the destructing and harmful systems dominating our planet.
Sounds a bit pie in the sky… Does permaculture actually work?
Yes! There are literally thousands of examples of permaculture principles in action. Gardeners are applying permaculture in their gardens all over the world and communities are using the tools to create community gardens, regenerate sites, develop wetlands to treat waste water, establishing composting systems, planting forests and forest gardens. The opportunities and examples are abundant.