What is permaculture?

Permaculture is a system of design, ethics and principles for sustainable living, based on the philosophy of co-operation with nature and caring for the earth and its people.

Permaculture is about creating sustainable human habitats by following nature’s patterns. It uses the diversity, stability and resilience of natural ecosystems to provide a framework and guidance for people to develop their own sustainable solutions to the problems facing their world, on a local, national or global scale.

To learn more about permaculture, including the ethics, principles and design approaches, visit the Permaculture Association website.

Leeds Permaculture Network supports and facilitates learning about and practising of permaculture locally by running courses, supporting projects to set up and run different activities, and bring people together to make friends and connect with each other.