per·​ma·​cul·​ture ˈpər-mə-ˌkəl-chər How to pronounce permaculture (audio)
: 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 Much of the restaurant’s produce is sourced straight from the estate's permaculture vegetable garden, where Chef David Charrier and the estate’s gardener work together to ensure each ingredient is brought to life on the plate. Monica Mendal, Vogue, 19 Sep. 2023 Well Living Farms, a 10-acre permaculture family farm in Southwest Florida. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 18 Sep. 2023 Take part in a series taught by permaculture expert Marisha Auerbach featuring seasonal information about planning, growing, maintaining and harvesting food from your garden. Corey Sheldon | , oregonlive, 13 Sep. 2023 Black people have been doing regenerative agriculture, have been doing permaculture, and have been doing organic gardening forever. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 30 Aug. 2023 As a permaculture designer, understanding how plant choices and design decisions can increase the resilience of a garden in extreme heat is important. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 8 Aug. 2023 There’s also a massive permaculture garden that raises pretty much every heirloom vegetable under the sun. Krista Simmons, Sunset Magazine, 30 Mar. 2023 Like so many ideas and movements that are not necessarily considered mainstream, permaculture can teach us a lot about how best to live our lives. Elizabeth Waddington, Treehugger, 28 Apr. 2023 Curatorial resident Katie Finnegan brings together this showcase of artists working toward a better future through art-making, sustainability, permaculture and nurturing community. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 2 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of permaculture was in 1978

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“Permaculture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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