Burra Maluca wrote:
In particular systems where each element supports and feeds other elements, ultimately aiming at systems that are virtually self-sustaining and that we fit into as an integral part.
I've always thought that the phrase 'design system' was back to front - 'system design' would describe it better for me.
Permaculture = neo-horticulture
To decompose a bit, see is how i see permaculture :
- mid-term : create landscapes that provides human needs (food, medic, fuel, fiber), in a sustainable way (low input, self-renewing fertility, no pollution)
long term : create a sustainable culture based on those landscapes (use, improvement, preservation, perpetuation ...)
- Mimic nature : patterns in space and time, fertility from top to above, cycling nutrients, connecting input and outputs within the system ...
- Efficient way to create/manage the system : locations of each sub-system, relations between systems, catch energy in the most usable form, ...
- Lateral thinking, zone of use, sectors, mapping ...