Good Organic Gardening

Getting in the zone

A garden that’s easy to look after is more likely to be maintained over the long term. But such a garden doesn’t happen by chance — it’s the result of careful planning. No gardener enjoys unnecessary hard work, so in permaculture we aim to design gardens that are as energy-efficient as possible.

One such approach to energy efficiency is the permaculture design principle of zone planning.


Zone planning is a system in which the location of an element in a design is determined by:

• How often we need to use the element

• How often we need to service the element

It’s logical

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