Permaculture is a theory of ecological design which attempts to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.
A course of Permacoltura is a practice of cultural diffusion and contamination of principles and techniques that enable people to face the changes towards a more sustainable lifestyle.
The practice of Permacoltura is wide recognised as one of the operational tools in order to establish more sustainable models from a social and environmental point of view. The participation of urban gardeners to a Permacoltura course can enrich them, culturally and technically.
Participation levels, very high, enthusiasm, involvement.
Spontaneous initiative by the participants linked with the course.
Keeping contacts within the group
Involvement of politicians
To take the attention both to theoretical and practical aspects.
False expectations that at the end of the course the participants will become experts farmers.
The theoretical knowledge of Permacoltura principles within the practical experience of creation of social urban gardens gives reading tools in the actual society historical moment and increases the social cohesion between the participants.
It is possible to transfer it and it can continue the spread and the contamination, making the culture of Permacoltura more effective.