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There are many approaches to garden design, each with different goals or outcomes in mind. In aesthetic garden design, the goal is to create gardens that look nice, often without regard for the energy, resources and other inputs required to maintain them, or their ecological impact.

In functional garden design, the goal is to perform a specific function, such as the production of food, medicines, dyes, fibre or other construction materials. That’s basically what agriculture is all about.

In permaculture design, the aim is to perform these specific functions in a sustainable, ethical and ecologically sound fashion, while incorporating clever design features to

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