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A system of perennial agriculture emphasizing the use of renewable natural resources and the enrichment of local ecosystems.

per′ma·cul′tur·ist, per′ma·cul′tur·al·ist n.
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(Environmental Science) the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth's natural resources
[C20: coined by Bill Mollison (born 1928), Australian ecologist, from perma(nent agri)culture]
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David Holmgren is an environmental designer, writer, and co-creator of the permaculture concept, which uses systems theory to create by design the resiliency found in natural systems.
Kai Farms, owned by conglomerate Transnational Diversified Group (TDG), is anchored on the principles of permaculture.
"Fipa's World" is a fresh beginning in an innovative Australian children's series centered on themes of green living such as conservation of resources, sustainable living, and permaculture. it begins with the relationship between a boy, Tristan, and a frog, Fipa, a yellow spotted bell frog, considered to be an endangered species native to southeastern Australia.
The term "permaculture" was coined in 1978 by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren to describe an existing and evolving set of design principles geared toward building self-sufficient, sustainable systems that work with nature instead of against it.
Two companies in California, Permaculture Artisans and Los Gatos Roofing, recently received high praise from satisfied customers again in 2019, earning the prestigious Pulse Award for Customer Satisfaction.
The initiative "Greening up Tunisia", which brings together the academic community (ISSBAT) and the civil society (association Eco-Conscience and the Tunisian Permaculture Association), is entirely financed by citizen donations and entrepreneurial sponsorship.
Representatives from Masungi Georeserve, 2030 Youth Force Philippines, National University Mountaineers, Rain Forest Restoration Network Initiative, Earth Day Network Philippines Inc., Permaculture Philippines Association, the University of the Philippines-Los Banos College of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystem joined the hike.
That way they are able to keep their livelihoods as well as manage the cacti," he says.Lentunyoi, a permaculture consultant, buys a 20kg crate of the opuntia fruits at Sh1,000."A cacti fruit can be eaten raw as the seeds contain unsaturated fats.
With partner Jenny and two children - a third is due this month - he has laid down the roots of an enterprise that encompasses permaculture, food forestry and regenerative agriculture.
Ongoing at the farm are beekeeping, mushroom production, vermiculture composting, heirloom seed saving, hop production, a permaculture demonstration landscape, fruit production (figs, blueberries, blackberries, persimmons, and apples), implementation of "you pick" plots of herbs and perennials, a new whole-farm irrigation system, and a compost heating system for the greenhouse to extend our growing season.
'Her intention is to implement the best practices of permaculture. She has already attended permaculture courses and will continue to do so over the coming years to widen her knowledge of living off the land in a responsible manner.' A decision on the designs of the scheme has yet to be made, but the planned house would include energy-efficient windows, solar thermal panels, and a full heat recovery ventilation system.