We’re sure you’ve heard the word ‘permaculture’ buzzing around lately. Maybe a friend has just moved to an off-grid community in Hawaii somewhere to join the movement. Maybe someone at a dinner party talked about doing a permaculture workshop to help the bees. You might be picking up on the fact that permaculture is a kind of underground, alternative way to farm but you’re still not quite sure what it involves. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. But we’re here to set you straight.

According to Bill Mollison, co founder and father of the almost fifty-year-old movement, “Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.” Basically, Permanent culture. Permaculture. It’s a world view and an instruction manual for how to live in better connection with nature.

Do you have any experience with permaculture? We’d love to hear from you.