Episode 5

Published on:

6th May 2020

Permaculture Design Principles

This episode covers Permaculture Principles by David Holmgren's book "Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability". Another form of Permaculture Principles can be found in Bill Mollison's "Introduction to Permaculture" and. Also mentioned are the Design Considerations from Bill Mollison found within "Permaculture: A Designers' Manual". Also mentioned in the description, Will Hooker's augmented permaculture principles (NC State University Permaculture Class/Lecture series). His Permaculture Principle version combines both David and Bill's principles.

Permaculture: Principles and Pathways beyond Sustainability by David Holmgren:

  1. Observe & Interact
  2. Catch & Store Energy
  3. Obtain a yield
  4. Apply self-regulation and accept feedback
  5. Use & Value Renewable Resources & Services
  6. Produce no waste
  7. Design from patterns to details
  8. Integrate rather than segregate
  9. Use Small & Slow Solutions
  10. Use & Value Diversity
  11. Use Edges & Value the Marginal
  12. Creatively use & Respond to change

Want more depth to the principles in this episode? This free download further explains each principle, written by David Holmgren.

Permaculture Principles found within Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison:

  1. Relative location
  2. Each element performs many functions
  3. Each important function is supported by many elements
  4. Efficient energy planning
  5. Use biological resources
  6. Energy cycling
  7. Small scale intensive systems
  8. Accelerating succession & evolution
  9. Diversity
  10. Edge Effects

Design Considerations:

  1. Work with nature, rather than against it
  2. The problem is the solution
  3. Make the least change for the greatest possible effect
  4. The yield of a system is theoretically unlimited
  5. Everything gardens

Augmented Permaculture Principles by Will Hooker - combines both Mollison and Holmgren's principles.

  1. Observe & interact
  2. Relative & connections
  3. Energy Cycling
  4. Each element performs many functions
  5. Each function is supported by man elements
  6. Efficient energy planning
  7. Small scale intensive systems
  8. Use edges and value the marginal
  9. Accelerate succession and evolution
  10. Use & value diversity
  11. Using biological resources

Permaculture Ethics:

  1. Care for the Earth
  2. Care for the People
  3. Share the Surplus:
  • Produce
  • Time
  • Energy
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