[ pur-muh-kuhl-cher ]
/ ˈpɜr məˌkʌl tʃər /
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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OTHER WORDS FROM permacultureper·ma·cul·tur·ist, per·ma·cul·tur·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for permaculture
/ (ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə) /
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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