Glossary of Terms

Permaculture: a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained horticultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.
The core tenets of permaculture are:

  • Take care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
  • Take care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
  • Share the surplus: Healthy natural systems use outputs from each element to nourish others. We humans can do the same. By governing our own needs, we can set resources aside to further the above principles.

Perma-Culture: Practising the tenets of permaculture (above), keeping the focus on the social and cultural aspects of community.

Digital Renaissance: relating to the digital age as a period of enlightenment and change with artistic and intellectual works being the focus bringing us into a new renaissance beyond the digital age.