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Sustainability

Sustainability September: Permaculture

The word permaculture is a blend of the two words, "permanent" and "agriculture". Permaculture is a form of sustainable agriculture, founded in the 1970s by Bill Mollison, an Australian ecologist. The principle behind permaculture is creating a system that mimics what grows and thrives together in a natural ecological process. Through permaculture, gardeners and farmers can eliminate waste and pollution, avoid damage to soil, and even increase crop yield. 

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Ecosystems , Sustainability

Sep 6, 2022

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Foreword, A Sand County Almanac

Sustainability September will highlight how Duke Farms serves as a model of environmental stewardship and ways that you can infuse practices in your home, community, and workplace that encourage a cleaner greener life for generations to come while also combating climate change.

The word permaculture is a blend of the two words, "permanent" and "agriculture". Permaculture is a form of sustainable agriculture, founded in the 1970s by Bill Mollison, an Australian ecologist. The principle behind permaculture is creating a system that mimics what grows and thrives together in a natural ecological process. Through permaculture, gardeners and farmers can eliminate waste and pollution, avoid damage to soil, and even increase crop yield. 

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Cover image credits: "Permakultur Garten" by PermaKulturgut.de CC BY SA 3.0
This resource was created by Abigail Schmid and Kate Reilly.


Written by:

barreladmin

Tags: Ecosystems , Sustainability

September 6, 2022