The Permaculture Podcast

    Episode 1124: Core Concepts: Prime Directive, Ethics, and Principles

     

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    This brings us to the next portion of the Permaculture Design Course with the very core ideas of permaculture: The Prime Directive, Ethics, and Principles that make permaculture permaculture.

    The Prime Directive, from Mollison, states:

    “The only ethical decisions is to take responsibility for our own existence and that of our children.”

    From there we move into the Ethics:

    • Earth Care
    • People Care
    • Fair Share

    This time around, I present the Principles differently from those presented by Holmgren and others.  10 Principles in total are covered:

    • Whole System
    • Observation
    • Soil
    • Diversity
    • 4-Dimensional Design
    • Relative Location
    • Planning Tools
    • Scale
    • Yields
    • Energy

    For this episode, my primary resources were:

    Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual by Bill Mollion
    Teaching Permaculture Creatively by Skye and Robin Clayfield
    The Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whiefield

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