Permaculture is an indigenous science of working in partnership, reciprocity, and connection with the Earth and the cycles of nature. Its roots lie firmly and deeply in the ancient, fertile, organic soil of traditional and indigenous knowledge, from all over the world.
We all stand on the shoulders of many ancestors – as we learn, and re-learn, these skills and concepts. We pay our deepest respects and give our heartfelt thanks to these knowledge-keepers, both past and present.
Permaculture helps us figure out where in the cycle of life we fit in, and how we can help make things better for future generations, of every species.
As caretakers of this time and space our prime directives are the three ethics of permaculture: earth care, people care, and future care / fair share. These form the foundation for permaculture design and are also found in most traditional societies.