Thinking tools, that when used together, allow us to creatively re-design our environment and our behavior in a world of less energy and resources
These principles are seen as universal, although the methods used to express them will vary greatly according to the place and situation. They are applicable to our personal, economic, social and political reorganisation as illustrated in the permaculture flower.
Click on each of the principles icons to find out more, including a catchy tune about each of them – available from the album Permaculture: A Rhymer’s Manual.
Watch the short video extract below from our Permaculture Ethics and Principles DVD to get an overview from permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. Find out more about how the permaculture design principles can be applied to business in this article by Rob Hopkins.