Permaculture Design Principles
The foundations of permaculture are the ethics (centre)
care for earth, care for people, fair share for all;
which guide the use of the 12 design principles:
Observe and Interact, Catch and Store Energy, Get a Yield, Self Regulation/ Accept Feedback, Use and Value Natures Gifts, Produce no Waste;
Design fro Pattern to Details, Integrate not Segregate, Small and Slow Solutions, Value Diversity, Value the Edge, Respond to Change;
ensuring that they are used in appropriate ways.
These principles are seen as universal, although the methods used to express them will vary greatly according to the place and situation. They are applicable to our personal, economic, social and political reorganisation as illustrated in the permaculture flower.
Each principle can be thought of as a door that opens into whole systems thinking, providing a different perspective that can be understood at varying levels of depth and application.