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Exploring Permaculture Research: A Guide for Sustainable Living

Permaculture is a holistic approach to creating sustainable and regenerative agricultural and living systems, integrating ecological principles and practices.

Research papers have explored various aspects of permaculture, offering insights into its principles, practices, and applications in different contexts:

“Permaculture farmers consistently cultivate perennials, crop diversity, landscape heterogeneity and nature conservation” by S. Hirschfeld and R. V. van Acker, published in 2019 in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems. This study analyzes permaculture farms’ use of perennial species and crop diversification for ecosystem benefits.

“Intelligent Permaculture: A Sustainable and Profitable Practice for Tropical and Maritime Climate Urban and Peri-urban Agricultural Ecosystems” by Ronnie S. Concepcion et al., presented at the 2021 IEEE 13th International Conference. It discusses the integration of technology in permaculture for sustainable urban and peri-urban agriculture.

“Review: ecosystem services in permaculture systems” by S. Hirschfeld and R. V. van Acker, published in 2021 in Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. The paper focuses on the delivery of ecosystem services through permaculture practices.

“Institutional entrepreneurship and permaculture: A practice theory perspective” by Audley Genus, M. Iskandarova, and C. Brown, published in 2021 in Business Strategy and the Environment. This study explores the connection between permaculture practice and institutional entrepreneurship in the UK.

“Weeds or Wild Nature” by David Holmgren, published in 2010 in EarthSong Journal: Perspectives in Ecology, Spirituality and Education. The paper discusses the permaculture movement’s development and its focus on sustainable land use.

“Permaculture: Tools for Making Women’s Lives More Abundant” by M. Harland, published in 2017 in Feminist Theology. This article discusses permaculture as a design tool for low carbon, highly productive systems, emphasizing women’s empowerment.

“Permaculture: Challenges and benefits in improving rural livelihoods in South Africa and Zimbabwe” by Zahra Didarali and J. Gambiza, published in 2019 in Sustainability. It investigates the impact of permaculture on rural livelihoods in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

“Online Permaculture Resources: An Evaluation of a Selected Sample” by Claire M. Luchkina, published in 2016 in Inquiry: The University of Arkansas Undergraduate Research Journal. The study evaluates online permaculture resources for their usability and content quality.

“For Systemic Approaches to Permaculture: Results and Opportunities for Thinking About Sustainable Development” by G. Bourmaud, published in 2018 in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. This paper discusses permaculture’s systemic approaches and their relevance to sustainable development.

“Permaculture Design: On the Practice of Radical Imagination” by Katja Rothe, published in 2014 in Communicatio. It explores permaculture design as a form of ecological reasoning and radical imagination.

“Permaculture as a Design Modality for Healing and Regeneration: Design with a Deeper Agenda” by P. Michael and William A. Meacham, published in 2001 in The Design Journal. The paper emphasizes permaculture’s role in creating sustainable human environments.

“Permaculture and activism” by David Holmgren, published in 2017 in Chain Reaction. This article explores the link between permaculture and activism, particularly in addressing climate change.

“A Whole-Systems Design Approach to City Living” by Sharon Ferguson and J. Ferguson, published in 2016 in The Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development. It discusses permaculture principles and their application to city planning and design.

“School food gardens: fertile ground for education” by M. Beery et al., published in 2014 in Health Education. This paper looks at the role of permaculture food gardens in schools in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“Towards Sustainable Agricultural Stewardship: Evolution and Future Directions of the Permaculture Concept” by J. Suh, published in 2014 in Environmental Values. It traces the origins of permaculture and its sustainability as an alternative agriculture form.

“Sustainable Land Development Using Permaculture” by Jody M. Luna, published in 2022 in Research Anthology on Measuring and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals. This study investigates sustainable land development using permaculture in different scales in the U.S.

“The permaculture movement in India: a social movement with Southern characteristics” by Simin Fadaee, published in 2019 in Social Movement Studies. It examines the permaculture movement in India and its adaptation in the global South.

“Permaculture Design: Linking Local Knowledge in Land Use Planning for House Compound” by Anizah Mohd Salleh et al., published in 2018. The paper explores the integration of local knowledge in permaculture land use planning.

“Sustainable Land Development Using Permaculture” by J. M. Luna, published in 2020 in Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development. This case study looks at permaculture as a design tool for sustainable land development in the U.S.

“Obserwuj, reaguj, odkrywaj. Permakultura przeciw agrologistyce” by Anna Nacher, published in 2019 in Prace Kulturoznawcze. The article discusses permaculture’s potential beyond sustainable agriculture and its role in addressing ecological crises.