permaculture

noun
per·ma·cul·ture | \ˈpər-mə-ˌkəl-chər \

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

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At this intimate restaurant located on a working permaculture farm in northern São Miguel, owners Paulo Decq and his wife, Inês Sá da Bandeira, grow, cook and serve the food (often with the help of their son and daughter-in-law). Gisela Williams, New York Times, "Where to Shop (and Eat) in São Miguel, Portugal," 9 May 2018 Because the sandy soil of her land is particularly suitable for growing roots and tubers, Sirijai turned to permaculture farming methods. Prisana Kongwong, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why young professionals are taking up farming in Thailand," 2 July 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, 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, 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, Washington Post, "Baltimore’s Franciscan Center to farm land in Howard County to help feed the city’s poor," 1 May 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 So, if permaculture intrigues you, there is a wealth of online resources. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Create A Permaculture Garden That Supports Your Local Ecosystem," 1 Mar. 2017

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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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