Introduction to Permaculture by Claire White, chair of the London Permaculture Network 1.15-2.45pm
What is permaculture?
Permaculture came out of systems thinking and is a response to the damage modern agriculture and industries have had on people and the planet. Permaculture offers us creative, old and new approaches to design and planning in our communities. Inspired by natural systems and delivered by groups or individuals, permaculture can focus on anything from a small garden to a large city.
What will the session cover?
This short introduction will cover the origins, ethics and principles of permaculture, explain what it is and look at how natural systems offer us truly sustainable options for us to thrive in a changeable future. We will look at why permaculture design is important, show examples and have a thought-provoking interactive exercises. An overview of the permaculture network and how to find out more will also be covered. Participants will go away with an understanding of the ethics, principles and the beneficial potential of permaculture, as well as information about projects to visit and how to find out more.