Permacultural



adjective

pertaining to any perennial agricultural ecosystem emphasizing renewability, sustainability, and self-sufficiency
Word Origin

1989; permanent + agriculture
Usage Note

also permaculture , (n.), permaculturist , (n.)

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  • Permaculture

    [pur-muh-kuhl-cher] /ˈpɜr məˌkʌl tʃər/ noun 1. a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem. /ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə/ noun 1. the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth’s natural resources noun See permacultural n. by 1978, from permanent + […]



  • Permaculturist

    [pur-muh-kuhl-cher] /ˈpɜr məˌkʌl tʃər/ noun 1. a system of cultivation intended to maintain permanent agriculture or horticulture by relying on renewable resources and a self-sustaining ecosystem. /ˈpɜːməˌkʌltʃə/ noun 1. the practice of producing food, energy, etc, using ways that do not deplete the earth’s natural resources noun See permacultural noun See permacultural n. by 1978, […]

  • Permafrost

    [pur-muh-frawst, -frost] /ˈpɜr məˌfrɔst, -ˌfrɒst/ noun 1. (in arctic or subarctic regions) perennially frozen subsoil. /ˈpɜːməˌfrɒst/ noun 1. ground that is permanently frozen, often to great depths, the surface sometimes thawing in the summer n. 1943, coined in English by Russian-born U.S. geologist Siemon W. Muller (1900-1970) from perm(anent) frost. permafrost (pûr’mə-frôst’) A layer of […]



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