Declan Kennedy, (1991)
The term "Permaculture" defines a design method which abandons the linear sectoral organization of human support systems — such as: agriculture, energy and water management, architecture, urban planning, education, recreation, administration, etc. — in order to create linkages between the various elements needed for each specific task. Thus each element enhances the function of all others — similar to the way In which highly developed organisms work. The results are often stunning. Both in urban and rural ecological settings, permaculture examples demonstrate how the optimization of the overall "yield" saves work — i.e. time and energy — and creates beauty, flexibility and responsiveness. Applied on a larger scale, we could create abundance everywhere in the world. All we need is human intelligence, courage and insight.
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