Learn the basics of permaculture gardening and the 3 tenets that make up this system.


You’ve heard of permaculture gardening but never knew exactly what it entailed.

How does it differ from regular gardening? Can you apply this method to your own garden?

Purple chive flowers in a permaculture garden

In “What is Permaculture Gardening” – DIY Garden Minute Ep. 69 – we’ll explain what permaculture gardening is so you can better understand its importance to many gardeners.

This episode is meant for a beginner gardener who wants to understand the basics of permaculture design.

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a system of gardening that utilizes the natural ecosystem so that gardeners are working with the environment instead of against it.

It is a whole system of gardening, and even agriculture, that centers around sustainable practices for growing and maintaining different crops that promote a more natural ecosystem.

This method of gardening has 3 basic tenets:

  • Care for the Earth
  • Care for the people
  • Fair Share

There are also 12 design principles and you can learn more by visiting the Permaculture Research Institute,



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Permaculture Books

This method of gardening has many great resources available.

In our podcast, we mentioned this book by David Holmgren which is actually quite expensive.

This book is a great resource for all things permaculture.

We highly recommend grabbing a used copy though since they are a lot less in cost.




Another great book that is highly recommended by everyone is Gaia’s Garden.

This book has been the best-seller for years regarding permaculture principles and design.

Learn the basics and start applying them to your own garden today!



Permaculture Basics Conclusion

If you are brand new to permaculture gardening and design, hopefully you are starting to realize the benefits of this system.

Using the basic tenets, principles, and resources we provided, you can learn how to implement this method of gardening in your own yard.

Now we want to hear from you!

Would you consider setting up a permaculture garden?

Let us know by leaving a quick comment below. Thanks!

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Learn the basics of permaculture gardening and the 3 tenets that make up this system.

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Permaculture Basics

Learn about the basics tenets of permaculture gardening.


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What You’ll Learn:

  • The definition of permaculture gardening
  • The 3 tenets of permaculture practices
  • Useful resources for further permaculture education


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