about permaculture

Permaculture was founded by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Permaculture is the study of ecological design for sustainablility. Creating a way to live in harmony with nature, the use of plants and animal species to build up a highly integrated and productive community. It opens one's mind to create a close system, where all needs are met.

Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature's patterns. An ecological design system that inspires and empowers us to create our own solutions to local and global problems, it provides ways to design and create healthy productive places to work, rest and play.


Not only have our ecosystems become more vulnerable but our lives are now also directly threatened. We give attention to individual and community resilience and self-reliance through design and community structures. Permaculture may be the only integrated wholistic model we have to build a more secure future or, at least, help us cope with an uncertain one.

Rosemary Morrow