Permaculture is another word that has been doing the rounds in the sustainable agriculture movement. Let’s dive into the topic today!
What is permaculture?
Permaculture is a way of land management that is done without disrupting the land’s natural ecosystem. In a way, permaculture involves organic gardening as well.
Permaculture and organic gardening difference
The main difference between the two is that permaculture goes beyond organic farming. While organic farming is mainly a way to produce food and generate income, permaculture is a lifestyle. It involves living, recreation and focuses on lifestyle aspects as well.
What are the principles of permaculture?
- Observe and interact
- Catch and store energy
- Obtain a yield
- Apply self-regulation and obtain feedback
- Use valuable renewable resources and services
- Produce no waste
- Design from pattern to details
- Integrate rather than segregate
- Use small and slow solutions
- Use value and diversity
- Use edges and value the marginal
- Creatively use and respond to change
Are these compatible?
The answer is a resounding yes! Permaculture encompasses organic agriculture. Adopting a few permaculture changes in our daily lifestyle can do so much to reduce the carbon footprint. Organic agriculture seeks to remove the carbon footprint as well.