American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A system of perennial agriculture emphasizing the use of renewable natural resources and the enrichment of local ecosystems.
- perma(nent) + (agri)culture. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The movement's founders, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, coined the term permaculture in the mid-1970s, as a portmanteau of permanent agriculture and permanent culture.”
“The idea is not complicated, but the term permaculture (permanent agriculture) is most likely unfamiliar to most people.”
“And it's not only the soil that matters in permaculture, but what is grown in it as well.”
“For today, the important thing about permaculture is that you create/encourage a system that can maintain itself almost indefinitely.”
“- Bill Mollison, co-founder of the world-wide permaculture movement. permaculture is short not only for "permanent agriculture", but also "permanent culture".”
“Aschylus don't use the phrase "permaculture" - neither do Page, Torcellini and Kettler, for that matter.”
“I was excited to learn more about "permaculture" - a term I have heard a lot about recently, but if you asked me I couldn't really tell you what it was.”
“She said the Wildlands Trust was promoting permaculture, which is permanent agricultural systems free of pesticides and fertiliser.”
“They came up with the idea of permaculture as a permanent form of agriculture and culture,”
“Some farms are attempting to use permaculture, which is a holistic approach to agriculture, where they take into account the "bigger picture" rather than focusing on particular profitable crops.”
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