Definition of permaculture in English:


Line breaks: perma|cul¦ture
Pronunciation: /ˈpəːməkʌltʃə


[mass noun]
The development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient: his forest garden is one of Britain’s best models of permaculture
More example sentences
  • But we also do agriculture and organic farming, we teach permaculture.
  • This makes AT virtually identical in intent with other holistic approaches such as permaculture and ecological design.
  • But memories of vibrant villagers and the benefits of my practice with permaculture will persist long after my hands have healed.


1970s: blend of permanent and agriculture.

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