Natural Elements

About Natural Elements

In Permaculture Design The Natural Elements or ‘Sectors’ deal with forces and influences in your landscape, such as sun, light, wind, rain, fire, views and water flow. Good planning and design allows us to manage incoming energies for system advantage, identify where they come from, and either enhance them or protect our systems from them. When developing a design these external energies that flow across the site, or features that are outside your boundary, are mapped and then at each stage of the design’s development they are considered as resources that can be used to enhance the quality of the environment.

Examples of Natural elements / sectors include:

Some of the ways that the Natural elements / sectors are factored in design:

The natural elements map of Taman Petanu