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Learn how to permaculture garden in our permaculture forum! Permaculture design evolves from trial and error. But we don't all need to reinvent the wheel if we learn from other and share our successes and failures in this forum community!

Sharing what we know supports two of the three major tenets of Permaculture - "people care" and "surplus share" (the other is "earth care") and is really what Permaculture is all about.

Want to show off your amazing Permaculture system or experiment with some pictures and a bit of a story to go with them? This is the place to do it and interact with people like you all around the world about your Permaculture garden, geothermal food chiller, pig tractor system, swales, Permaculture design or ... surprise us!

Your contribution will be all the more valuable to others if you include your climate zone! Use this map to help you identify what climate zone you are in, and please start your story with YOUR CLIMATE ZONE in capital letters…. Mine is Mediterranean…. What’s yours?

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