Permaculture Principles: Nature's Design for Our Living World

1. Observe and interact

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Every microcosmic system and situation is different; by taking time to look around and engage with nature, we can learn to maximize each individual garden, farm, or other site. In short: By doing some thoughtful observation and homework first, we'll have a better shot at not having to spend time re-doing anything later. It all starts with smart design, and smart design starts with systemic observation, and careful interaction.

Photo credit: daviza via Flickr