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permaculture

[pur-muh-kuhl-cher]
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noun
  1. a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem.
Related formsper·ma·cul·tur·ist, per·ma·cul·tur·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for permaculturist

permaculture

noun
  1. the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth's natural resources

Word Origin

C20: coined by Bill Mollison (born 1928), Australian ecologist, from perma (nent agri) culture
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Word Origin and History for permaculturist

permaculture

n.

by 1978, from permanent + agriculture or culture.

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