- a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem.
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- the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth's natural resources
C20: coined by Bill Mollison (born 1928), Australian ecologist, from perma (nent agri) culture
Word Origin and History for permaculture
by 1978, from permanent + agriculture or culture.
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