What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is an ethical design approach for creating sustainable human-centered ecosystems based on the intelligence of nature and indigenous cultures. The approach is of constant learning, revising and adapting to better ways of minimizing our own harmful polluting choices and shifting toward a sustainable permanent culture for every living being and non-living element on Earth.
This term Permaculture was originated by Australian Ecologists, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and has since been practiced and researched around the world famously by Masanobu Fukuoka, Sepp Holzer, Toby Hemmingway and David Jacke among others. It is followed and further developed by people everywhere in both rural and urban environments, and tailored to address a wide range of issues unique to each region.
"Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.” – Bill Mollison, Introduction to Permaculture.
How does Roots & Sky practice Permaculture?
Roots & Sky is a company guided by the Ethics and Design Principles of Permaculture in our relationships with our community and our company policy decisions. We look to the Ethics as morals and values that guide our actions. We gain creative guidance in the display of our Ethics through the Design Principles, which work on both large and small-scale examples. When something appears to be a constraint, we look for solutions to the issue that best work with Nature to benefit the Earth, wildlife and people. We encourage our community to realize the impact we have in our individual decisions and to constantly revise our actions and be open to improvement in ways of supporting the Earth as a system. We are always looking for ways to continue growing as a service, so we encourage feedback and community engagement.