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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Local green organizations will be offering up information on ways to go green including gardening, urban farming, permaculture, seed sharing and raising chickens.
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Origin and Etymology of permaculture
1permanent + agriculture
First Known Use: 1978See Words from the same year
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