Permaculture Ethics & Design Principles

from Permaculture: Principles & Pathways Beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren

Permaculture Ethics & Principles
Creatively Use & Repond To Change Observe & Interact

Use Edges & Value the Marginal

Catch & Store Energy

Use & Value Diversity

Use Small & Slow Solutions

Ethics: Care of Earth, Care of People & Fair Share

Obtain A Yield

Apply Self Regulation & Accept Feedback Integrate Rather Than Segregate Use and Value Renewable Resources & Services Design from Patterns to Details

Produce No Waste

kin and community)  Fair Share simply live) (Live simply so that others may .Ethical Principles of Permaculture  Care of the Earth (Rebuild nature¶s capital)  Care of the People (Nurture the self.

1: OBSERVE AND INTERACT Beauty is in the eye of the beholder .

1: OBSERVE AND INTERACT .

2: CATCH AND STORE ENERGY Make hay while the sun shines .

2: CATCH AND STORE ENERGY .

3: OBTAIN A YIELD You can¶t work on an empty stomach .

3: OBTAIN A YIELD .

4: APPLY SELF-REGULATION SELFAND ACCEPT FEEDBACK The sins of the fathers are visited on the children unto the seventh generation .

4: APPLY SELF.REGULATION SELF& ACCEPT FEEDBACK .

5: USE AND VALUE RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND SERVICES Let nature take its course .

5: USE & VALUE RENEWABLE RESOURCES & SERVICES .

6: PRODUCE NO WASTE Waste not. want not. A stitch in time saves nine .

6: PRODUCE NO WASTE .

7: DESIGN FROM PATTERNS TO DETAILS Can¶t see the wood for the trees .

7: DESIGN FROM PATTERNS TO DETAILS .

8: INTEGRATE RATHER THAN SEGREGATE Many hands make light work .

8: INTEGRATE RATHER THAN SEGREGATE .

9: USE SMALL AND SLOW SOLUTIONS The bigger they are. the harder they fall Slow and steady wins the race .

9: USE SMALL AND SLOW SOLUTIONS .

10: USE AND VALUE DIVERSITY Don¶t put all your eggs in one basket .

10: USE AND VALUE DIVERSITY .

11: USE EDGES AND VALUE THE MARGINAL Don¶t think you are on the right track just because it is a well-beaten path .

11: USE EDGES AND VALUE THE MARGINAL .

12: CREATIVELY USE AND RESPOND TO CHANGE Vision is not seeing things as they are. but as they will be .

12: CREATIVELY USE & RESPOND TO CHANGE .

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