Permaculture Principles

Permaculture Principles

The Taman Petanu Eco Neighborhood is implementing simple eco-logical solutions to:

Further details about how we are putting these principles into action can be found on the 'Development Plans' section of the website.

All of the recommendations for the neighborhood's development and ongoing planning are considered against the Holmgren’s Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability, as explained below:

Observe and interact: Take time to engage with nature and design solutions that suit our particular situation; Catch and store energy: Develop systems that collect resources at peak abundance, and use them in times of need; Obtain a yield: Ensure that you are getting truly useful rewards as part of the work that you are doing; Apply self-regulation and accept feedback: Discourage inappropriate activity, ensure that systems can continue to function well; Use and value renewable resources and services: Make the best use of nature’s abundance to reduce our consumptive behavior and dependence on non-renewable resources; Produce no waste: By valuing and making use of all the resources that are available to us, nothing goes to waste; Design from patterns to details: Step back and observe patterns in nature and society, which can form the backbone of our designs, with the details filled in as we go; Integrate rather than segregate: Put the right things in the right place, relationships develop between those things and they work together to support each other; Use small and slow solutions: Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and producing more sustainable outcomes; Use and value diversity: Diversity reduces vulnerability to a variety of threats and takes advantage of the unique nature of the environment in which it resides; Use edges and value the marginal: The interface between things is where the most interesting events take place - these are often the most valuable, diverse and productive elements in the system; Creatively use and respond to change: Have a positive impact on inevitable change by carefully observing, and then intervening at the right time.

To learn more about how the neighborhood is implementing Permaculture in its design see the Permaculture Plans page.