Ethics & principles

permaculture ethics

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permaculture principles

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[one_half][toggle title="Principles 1—observe and interact"]Observe and interact: By taking time to engage with nature we can design solutions that suit our particular situation.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 2—catch and store energy"]Catch and store energy: By developing systems that collect resources at peak abundance, we can use them in times of need.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 3—obtain a yield"]Obtain a yield: Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 4—apply self-regulation ..."]Apply self-regulation and accept feedback: We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 5—use renewable ..."]Use and value renewable resources and services: Make the best use of nature’s abundance to reduce our consumptive behaviour and dependence on non-renewable resources.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 6—produce no waste"]Produce no waste: By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste.[/toggle][/one_half]

[one_half_last][toggle title="Principles 7—design from patterns ..."]Design from patterns to details: By stepping back, we can observe patterns in nature and society. These can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 8—integrate rather than ..."]Integrate rather than segregate: By putting the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 9—use small and slow ..."]Use small and slow solutions: Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 10—use and value ..."]Use and value diversity: Diversity reduces vulnerability to a variety of threats and takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 11—use edges ..."]Use edges and value the marginal: The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place. These are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system.[/toggle]

[toggle title="Principles 12—creatively use ..."]Creatively use and respond to change: We can have a positive impact on inevitable change by carefully observing, and then intervening at the right time.[/toggle][/one_half_last]