Definition of permaculture in English:

permaculture

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

[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.

Origin

1970s: blend of permanent and agriculture.

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