Permaculture has its founding roots in the continent of Australia. After spending many years closely monitoring and observing ecosystems, Australian Bill Mollison, hailing from a small Tasmanian fishing village, realized how human needs and production can be shaped and designed according to ecological structures and processes. The result? Food abundance and the availability of basic needs, based on ecosystem relations, and caring for the environment. Since the 1970s, this was formally termed as permaculture.
Read the introductory article of this series, published on What’s Your Impact.