Permaculture is Optimization in the design of food garden systems.
Over the decades, the ideas were refined as a result of careful observation of natural processes and functions of ecosystems. The modern, ’standard’ concept of Permaculture can be attributed to Bill Mollison, considered the ‘father’ of the movement and David Holmgren.
I’ll describe Permaculture in increasing detail in subsequent blog posts.
For now, this video is an excellent primer, and provides a basis of knowledge to understand the ‘wholistic’ thinking from a Whole Systems mindset.
Here are some links:
http://permaculture.org.au/ The main permaculture organization; Australia.
http://www.permaculture.org/nm/index.php/site/index/ ‘Sister’ organization; USA.