Permaculture is a method of designing human environments that are sustainable and that regenerate natural ecosystems.
Originally formulated by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the late 1970’s in Australia, permaculture has grown into a worldwide movement focused on three ethical principles:
There are twelve permaculture design principles that we have attempted to adhere to since conceiving the idea for Cannúa:
Currently, we are in the process of creating nearly 8000 square meters of organic gardens and food forests based on permaculture principles. We invite all guests to take a free guided tour of our property to learn the basic philosophy of permaculture design, ethics, and principles and see how those were applied to the building of Cannúa. And if you want to get your hands dirty, you’ll be welcome to help our gardeners plant some vegetables, herbs, or even a native tree as part of our conservation efforts!