This is your 'One Stop' Shop for all Permaculture events happening in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area and surrounding communities! If you are planning an event, please post it--(only certified teachers of permaculture may offer certificate courses). If you are seeking a class, workshop, or other community activity--L@@K here! The Guild is where we form connections exemplifying the permaculture ethics and principles, of "Earth Care, People Care, and Return of Surplus". These ethics, outlined by David Holmgren and Bill Mollison, are considered to be a social contract within this group, and all members are expected to agree and abide by them.
"The word 'permaculture', coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren during the 1970s, is derived as a contraction of permanent agriculture, or permanent culture. The idea of permaculture is considered among the most significant innovations developed by Australians in the century since Australian federation . However like "nature", the permaculture concept evolves with time making its definition difficult. For example, consider the words of Bill Mollison, I guess I would know more about permaculture than most people, and I can't define it. ... I'm certain I don't know what permaculture is." (http://permaculture.wikia.com/wiki/Permacul...)