What is permaculture?

Welcome to Santosha Permaculture.

Permaculture has many definitions, some simple, some complex. From “Designing for Sustainability” to  “Consciously designed landscapes which mimic the patterns and relationships found in nature, while yielding an abundance of food, fibre and energy for provision of local needs,” (David Holmgren) or  “a creative design process based on whole systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles” (Holmgren, 2013) which hints at its broad application.

It is firmly grounded in a set of ethics and principles, which offer a guide to action. (See www.permacultureprinciples.com for more)

Permaculture encompasses many fields of knowledge and borrows from the experts in ecology, agriculture, organics, network thinking, and more. It can be applied to all areas of our daily life, from how we grow food and build community, to how we think.

In a world seemingly full of problems, permaculture offers us solutions!

Please email santosha.permaculture@gmail.com with any enquiries.

Santosha Permaculture is located on Bunurong/Boon Wurrung Country, on the traditional lands of the Kulin nation. We acknowledge First Nations peoples as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. Additionally, we acknowledge the generosity of shared traditional knowledge and its influence on permaculture thinking and design.