permaculture

noun
per·​ma·​cul·​ture | \ ˈpər-mə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce permaculture (audio) \

Definition of permaculture

: an agricultural system or method that seeks to integrate human activity with natural surroundings so as to create highly efficient self-sustaining ecosystems

Examples of permaculture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ideas behind the farm mesh with Pasternak’s vision, which is in part influenced by his experience as a permaculture designer. nola.com, "In an old laser tag arena, a new high school hopes to set 'a future example’ for learning," 4 June 2019 In pockets, reports Yes! Magazine, residents are trying permaculture. The Christian Science Monitor, "The path to meaningful employment," 13 Aug. 2019 Learn about native plants, herbs, soil ecology, regenerative agriculture, permaculture and more. Ramona Sentinel, "Two nonprofits to stage AnomaR arts festival," 27 June 2019 Registration not required; Learning Garden at Jenkins Estate, 8005 S.W. Grabhorn Road, Beaverton Principles of Permaculture: Intro to Plant Guilds: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Explore principles of permaculture for application in rural and urban areas. oregonlive.com, "Homes and gardens events around Portland: Pollinator workshops, garden tours and more," 21 June 2019 Just then, a young French employee of Kul Kul, their son Orin's permaculture venture (the whole family's in on the green game), stops by to discuss his latest bamboo workshop and snaps us out of our reverie. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 The rest of the friars’ farmland is run by Thomas Cunningham as Mary’s Land Farm, an operation that focuses on growing produce without pesticides, using a sustainable agriculture practice called permaculture. Yvonne Wenger, Washington Post, "Baltimore’s Franciscan Center to farm land in Howard County to help feed the city’s poor," 1 May 2018 The rest of the friars’ farmland is run by Thomas Cunningham as Mary’s Land Farm, an operation that focuses on growing produce without pesticides, using a sustainable agriculture practice called permaculture. Yvonne Wenger, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore's Franciscan Center to farm land in Howard County to help feed the city's poor," 24 Apr. 2018 Classes on how to plant a fruit tree guild and other permaculture practices are offered at The Resiliency Institute. Judy Buchenot, Naperville Sun, "Suburban Cooks: Recipe for food-producing garden," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of permaculture

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for permaculture

perma(nent) entry 1 + (agri)culture

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19 Oct 2019

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The first known use of permaculture was in 1978

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