Just heard the best description of what it is I'm trying to do at my place this year:
"Functional crazy microcosm"
That fits perfectly!!
Some years ago when I was switching to organic methods a farmer said to me "it's very pretty but -- do you have a plan?"
Not really, I just have this thing about empty spaces of dirt and I have to plant something in it. Now Permaculture has given me a reason to plant the entire plant kingdom together in a big happy mess.