Permaculture is a bit of everything. To some it is
architecture, to others, organic farming. Some say it is a philosophy
and a way of life, others believe it is their only hope. Permaculture is
a design system, but the engineering principles it follows are those of
life. Earth evolved from dust and gas and made in the energy of a huge
hydrogen furnace known as the sun, a living system powerful enough to
colonize an entire planet was born.
looked at this process and saw a model. Here was a system that was
stable and fertile, yet became ever more complex… and that is how
Mollison believes are own environment should be.