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Permaculture is one of those great TreeHugging principles. It integrates everything in a balanced, living system, takes many cues from Mother Nature, and works great when everything is executed properly. It's a zero-waste cycle, a green system that defines 'solar energy' with sun (but not necessarily solar panels) and 'carbon offsets' with soil instead of renewable energy credits, printed on paper. It's a fascinating, green way to grow food, build systems, and live green. Here's a tour of the 12 guiding principles of permaculture, in photos.