IDEP Foundation

Permaculture-based Sustainable Livelihood

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture (permanent culture and permanent agriculture) is a system designed for environmental management within the community. It aims to fulfill needs and to remain sustainable by utilizing local resources through environmentally sound methods that are energy efficient and balance local wisdom with nature and the environment.

The Permaculture approach is an important alternative that moves forward in producing healthy organic plantations, home garden designs, more efficient village layouts, healthier environments, alternative energy production methods, and sustainable economic development. This design method works with nature’s systems, reduces pollution and waste, and is able to produce food and productive yields with low energy.

Permaculture is applicable to both urban and rural contexts, and to any scale of design. It is about working with, rather than against, nature.