Permaculture is literally permanent culture. For my family permaculture is about designing the garden, our lives, and our home in the most sustainable way possible taking into consideration our basic needs, and the ecosystem that supports us. A well designed permaculture system will be a benefit to the ecosystem and it will yield much more for human and other inhabitants than a traditional garden. The best part is that it will require much less work! I have a long term permaculture plan to completely re-design our 5.5 acres. My timetable is 5-10 years for the design to be implemented. Each year, I will work on sectors closest to our home, zone 0, and work my way out to the edges of the property. Along the way I will post updates, information, and what I am learning in the process below.