Permaculture offers a creative approach to food production and urban renewal, water, energy and pollution.
It integrates ecology, landscape, organic gardening, architecture and agro-forestry in creating a rich and sustainable way of living. It uses appropriate technology giving high yields for low-energy inputs, achieving a resource of great diversity and stability. The design principles are equally applicable to both urban and rural dwellers.
The term permaculture is a combination of "permanent" and "agriculture" (or "culture").
The Sustainability Centre has been involved in the UK permaculture movement for many years. We have played host to the Permaculture Convergence (the annual meeting of the Permaculture Association). We also work closely with Permanent Publications and Permaculture Magazine , and we run a wide range of courses with leading permaculture practitioners such as Aranya, Caroline Aitken, Robyn Clayfield, Morag Gamble, Ben Law, Maddy and Tim Harland.