What is permaculture? Permaculture is a design process mimicking the diversity, functionality and resilience of natural ecosystems. The principles and practices are drawn from traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous cultures combined with modern scientific understanding and technological innovations. Permaculture design provides a framework helping individuals and communities develop innovative, creative and effective strategies for meeting basic needs while preparing for and mitigating the projected impacts of climate change.
Over the next six months, Dr. Roslynn McCann, Sustainable Communities Specialist at Utah State University, will share her journey with permaculture as she travels across the United States. Follow along on the USU Permaculture blog to read about various examples of permaculture in action, the successes and challenges of the permaculture movement, and to see many of the faces of permaculture across the country.
To learn more about permaculture and Utah State University Extension Sustainability, please visit extensionsustainability.usu.edu/
To learn more about Utah State University's Permaculutre program, please visit http://permaculture.usu.edu/