[ 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.

OTHER WORDS FROM permaculture

per·ma·cul·tur·ist, per·ma·cul·tur·al·ist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for permaculturist

/ (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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