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Chapter 2. Natural patterns

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The world is made up of patterns. Every aspect of the earth, from the smallest animal to the largest mountain, contains patterns… more

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The world is made up of patterns. Every aspect of the earth, from the smallest animal to the largest mountain, contains patterns. Even the passage of time, divided into seasons and years, forms patterns. Many patterns are repeated in different forms, both living and non-living.

Patterns in nature are beautiful and functional. Natural patterns in design create beauty and function. Permaculture strategies are based on natural science and existing natural patterns. If you understand the patterns, you can work with them to design and create strong, resilient, diverse, and energy efficient systems.

Contents include:

  • Natural patterns
  • Patterns and design
  • Natural patterns in practice
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