What is permaculture?

What is permaculture?
Permaculture is modeled on the relationships found in nature. The term was coined by Bill Mollison (permanent agriculture and permanent culture). More specifically it is the design of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have diversity and stability while considering the existing enviroment and natural ecosystems.

True permaculture, is not just organic farming - the ideology should in practise means harmonious integration of environment and people — providing their food, shelter, and energy in a sustainable way.

Suburban Permaculture Systems
A suburban permaculture garden can be a highly productive edible landscape including vegetables, fruit trees, poultry, small scale aquaculture, recycling and composting systems, worm farming, along with spaces for entertainment and relaxation.