Permaculture is not just about growing plants, it’s about the whole interaction between plants, animals, birds and humans.
The concept is to design spaces for sustainable living that work with nature; to create a positive rather than a negative impact on the world.
As a term, the word ‘permaculture’ is derived from ‘permanent agriculture’ and ‘permanent culture’. This latter phrase meaning culture as in cultivation.
Using permaculture as a growing method includes combining perennial planting and annual food crops. Biodiversity forms an important element, so companion planting and organic methods are crucial.