Design principles provide a more elaborate comprehension of the permaculture ethics. In this article I explain what design principles are and we will have a look at different sets of principles by different designers.
The permaculture design ethics earthcare, peoplecare and fairshare are the absolute foundation of any permaculture design. Rooted in the spirit of cooperation they provide an ethical baseline or moral compass for design.
Permaculture is hyped as the solution to global crises by some and dismissed as hippie-nonsense by others. In this article I look at permaculture as a holistic philosophy that can foster conscious ecological design.