One of the most amazing aspects about the 12 permaculture principles is that they can be adapted and applied anywhere. Literally. Permaculturists have applied the principles to life coaching, finance, and social organization. The primary reason this works is because the principles were adapted from nature. By extension, we are part of nature, and so is everything we create – including our technology, governance structures, and financial systems.
The first question that permaculturists like to ask is, What does the land need? If you care for the land, it will come back to gift you ten times more. We can structure our personal development, finance, and social and community organization around what nature needs, and we will likely be rewarded with abundance in all realms.
Let’s take a tour of the 12 principles and see how they can be applied to different areas beyond ecological design:
Stay tuned for the next part, where we’ll cover the next four permaculture principles.