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permaculture

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

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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Origin of permaculture

First recorded in 1975–80; perma(nent) + (agri)culture
per·ma·cul·tur·ist, per·ma·cul·tur·al·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for permaculture

permaculture
/ (ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə) /

noun

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
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