Permaculture is an approach to design self-sufficient and resilient communities with agricultural systems that utilize local natural resources and free ecological services. Permaculture as a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single project system.
Community Rebuilds (Moab)
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Earthship Biotecture (New Mexico)
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Rainwater Harvesting (Tucson)
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