Permaculture beyond the garden: whole systems design

Permaculture beyond the garden: whole systems design

A handful of articles for deeper exploration into the theories behind the practice of permaculture

Introduction to Complex Systems: Patterns in Nature

This video provides a basic introduction to the science of complex systems, focusing on patterns in nature.

Design Thinking - A permaculture Approach

Design thinking is a term popular in the field of product innovation. It can be defined as a non-linear, iterative process which seeks to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions to prototype and test (Interaction Design Foundation). It encompasses generally five different stages: Design thinking in the above context is currently focused on product development.

On permaculture, entitlement, and that pesky third ethic: all aboard the

By Heather Jo Flores Permacultures Third Ethic “Contact with the soil reminds us that we are an integral part of nature, rather than feeling shut out and excluded. The simple acts of growing and eating our own food, recreating habitats in which nature’s diversity thrives, and