permaculture principles

6 (More) Permaculture Principles For Your Edible Landscape

6 (More) Permaculture Principles For Your Edible Landscape

My first post about permaculture talked about six of the 12 permaculture design principles and how they can be applied to your garden. 

This post will discuss the next six principles: produce no waste, design from patterns to details, integrate rather than segregate, use and value diversity, use edges and value the marginal, and creatively use and respond to change. 



6 Permaculture Principles for Your Edible Landscape

6 Permaculture Principles for Your Edible Landscape

When I first learned about permaculture, I was blown away by the profound accessibility to the design principles.  Reading over the 12 principles, I remember thinking, "This makes complete and total sense.”  Applied to our gardens, permaculture is basically a design system which is intended to mimic patterns and relationships in nature while also providing food and energy.  In a nutshell, it's very smart design that focuses on the relationships between things, rather than on separate objects or pieces of your landscape.  This interconnectedness reduces your work, increases your harvest, and returns energy back to our wonderful earth.