permaculture

[ pur-muh-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈpɜr məˌkʌl tʃər /

noun

a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem.

Nearby words

  1. perlèche,
  2. perm,
  3. perma-,
  4. perma-press,
  5. perma-tan,
  6. permadeath,
  7. permafrost,
  8. permafrost table,
  9. permalink,
  10. permalloy

Related formsper·ma·cul·tur·ist, per·ma·cul·tur·al·ist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for permaculturalist

permaculture

/ (ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for permaculture

C20: coined by Bill Mollison (born 1928), Australian ecologist, from perma (nent agri) culture

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Word Origin and History for permaculturalist

permaculture

n.

by 1978, from permanent + agriculture or culture.

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