What is Permaculture?

The process of Permaculture Design is indicative of an intimate relation with nature, of an ability to receive rather than simply impose. Permaculture is inclusive of traditional methods as well as contemporary means. The crucial phase of design work lies in understanding and ultimately translating the needs of a property owner into harmony with the land itself. This is often a delicate procedure requiring trust and patience among all parties.

Certainly, there may be instances where an inner resonance or harmony may not exist between the designer and the owners, and progress cannot be made without compromise. Given that the foundation of Permaculture is based upon an ethics that mandates that no harm be done to the Earth, some projects may initially seem unworkable.