Principles of Permaculture

Posted by on Aug 22, 2007 in Thoughts | 2 Comments

David Holmgren’s 12 Principles of Permaculture

These are some guidance for life in natural harmony.

Principle 1- OBSERVE AND INTERACT

Principle 2- CATCH AND STORE ENERGY

Principle 3- OBTAIN A YIELD

Principle 4- APPLY SELF-REGULATION AND ACCEPT FEEDBACK

Principle 5- USE AND VALUE RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND SERVICES

Principle 6- PRODUCE NO WASTE

Principle 7- DESIGN FROM PATTERNS TO DETAILS

Principle 8- INTEGRATE RATHER THAN SEGREGATE

Principle 9- USE SMALL AND SLOW SOLUTIONS

Principle 10- USE AND VALUE DIVERSITY

Principle 11- USE EDGES AND VALUE THE MARGINAL

Principle 12- CREATIVELY USE AND RESPOND TO CHANGE

There are three ethics to apply to life.
Care of People
Care of the Earth
Share of the suplus

Inspired by Tim Winton and my work with the Permaforest Trust, I will now endevour to integrate these principles into my life. I will also begin tagging my posts with them as they apply.
Source:

http://www.holmgren.com.au/html/Writings/essence.html

http://www.permacultureprinciples.com/

2 Comments

  1. john mancy
    August 24, 2007

    Hi,
    Do you know where we (in Sydney) can get some Agrichar to try on our veggie garden?

  2. [email protected]
    August 24, 2007

    I don’t know a specific source yet i’m sorry. If you have a wood stove or know someone that does, you can crush up whatever comes out of that and sprinkle through the beds. A good way to cycle potassium and get the carbon back into the soil.