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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a way of caring for both the Earth and humanity. In Utah's dry climate, wise water use, soil care, reversing the effects of deforestation, increasing food security, and adapting to and mitigating projected impacts of climate change are emphasized.

But permaculture is more than a list of techniques. A permaculture mindset approaches the world with a holistic point of view, realizing that a single garden interconnects with both man-made systems and the environment as a whole, and strives for renewability, sustainability, and self-sufficiency.

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Permaculture garden

Permaculture at Utah State University

Since 2013, the USU Permaculture Initiative has provided research, teaching, and outreach on permaculture design through USU Extension Sustainability. This includes permaculture as a community resiliency design framework in light of projected climate change impacts for the Southwest. This year, with partners like the Logan Library, the Bridgerland Audubon Society, and Moab Bee Inspired Gardens, we’re providing several workshops and presentations. 

Visit the USU Permaculture Gardens

USU Extension Permaculture Publications