The cultivated ecologies and designed systems of permaculture mimic natural sustainable systems. Energy and nutrients cycle throughout, waste from one process become the raw material of another process, each element performs multiple functions, inputs are kept to a minimum, maximum yield and dynamic stability are the goals.
Once started in their own backyard, most people find their permaculture journey soon spreads out over the fence and into the community sprouting new co-operatives, collectives, permaculture groups, Perma-blitzes and a huge range of similar activities.
Through open access to permaculture information anyone is able to learn how to do this and increase their own self-reliance - permaculture is freely available to everyone. By following permaculture's principles we are able to design; functionality, energy efficiencies, waste reduction and resilience into any system.
Since the '70's permaculture has been inspiring and enabling people to learn how to better design their homes, land and communities through a myriad of ways including the 72-hour Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and by joining groups such as this, Permaculture Eudlo.