Living in place

21st century life can require us to move home often, not just around the corner but sometimes around the globe. Today, few people live in the place where they grew up. Moreover, our education system gives us few tools for understanding landscape, be it urban or rural. Permaculture calls us to make a deeper connection with the physical places in which we live.

A range of techniques can be used to help us deepen our roots and connect with the landscape we inhabit. These techniques are also a crucial element for designing effective systems that form a seamless part of the landscape in which they are set.