As humanity enters to new century, there is an emerging understanding that our lives are an integrated part of a fragile physical system whose own stability is dependent upon the social stability and ethics of our civilization. Our greatest challenge in the beginning of next century will be to repair the damage we have inflicted upon the environment by creating new systems based on sustainability and the principles of nature.

Permaculture was created and established to confront the enormous problems facing humanity today. The ethics of Permaculture take a broad perspective in solving these problems by considering the natural order of the elements that make up life which are the same principles that govern our own creation. In Brazil, the rural family is in desperate need of information and resources that will allow them to survival in harmony with the environment. We need to provide pratical solutions for these rural communities.

Permaculture is much more than a simple model of ecological agriculture or organic growing. It encopasses economic aspects, appropriate technology, soil recovery, water management, alternative energy and bio-architecture.

Permaculture is a true holistic system of planning for humankind´s permanence on Earth.