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in Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780190622664
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622664

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A permanent agriculture underpins a permanent culture. While permaculture is often thought of as a gardening system, it also encompasses the design of urban areas and ecovillages. Advocates of permaculture argue that most food, water, and shelter requirements can be met from local sources, from systems powered mainly by renewable energy. With limited resources globally, permaculture is a significant tool for the design of sustainable human habitats.

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Subjects: Science and Mathematics

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