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Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and
agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural
The word permaculture is a portmanteau of permanent agriculture, as well as permanent culture.
The intent is that, by rapidly training individuals in a core set of
design principles, those individuals can design their own environments
and build increasingly self-sufficient human settlements — ones that
reduce society's reliance on industrial systems of production and
distribution that Mollison identified as fundamentally and
systematically destroying Earth's ecosystems.
While originating as an agro-ecological design theory, permaculture has
developed a large international following. This "permaculture community"
continues to expand on the original ideas, integrating a range of ideas
of alternative culture, through a network of publications, permaculture
gardens, intentional communities, training programs, and internet
forums. In this way, permaculture has become a form of architecture of
nature and ecology as well as an informal institution of alternative