Brett Pritchard, a recognized pioneering permaculturalist and recipient of the Permaculture Services Award (1992) has released a free to download Permaculture Ethics and Principles 21 Card Set which is available on his website http://www.permaculturefundamentals.com .
In my opinion the Permaculture Ethics and Principles 21 Card Set is an excellent tools for understanding the Permaculture ethics and design principles. The cards are easy to read and understand, and at the same time are very information-rich, providing the right amount of information to understand the subject matter, making them a valuable teaching aid.
Below is an extract from Brett’s site that introduces the cards.
“The Mollison Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles by Brett Pritchard
This 21 card set of the original permaculture ethics and principles is being made freely available as a mark of honour and respect for Bill Mollison, the ‘father of permaculture’. Bill’s visionary work and his decades spent travelling the globe developing and promoting permaculture have given people everywhere a template on how we can live sustainably on this planet. Permaculture is an ethical and sustainable design system that can be applied anywhere, from windswept desert areas to inner city apartments. It is adaptable to all climates as well as to local cultural, religious and social beliefs. The fundamental foundation of permaculture are its ethics and principles and it is through understanding these that one gains the full picture of what permaculture involves, and not through looking at the techniques and strategies derived from ‘permacultural thinking’ (swales, banana pits, mandalla gardens, etc.).
While there are numerous versions of the permaculture ethics and principles available, with a 12 principle set being popular with many permaculturists, there has been a need for a clear and comprehensive set of the original permaculture ethics and principles in full. The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course was developed by Mollison and based on his work, and this card set has been designed to be taught in PDC courses as they cover the full permaculture ethics and principles. This includes the all important attitudinal principles, that are left out of some more ‘garden orientated’ versions of the principles. To enable PDC teachers and students plus interested members of the general public to easily access the full permaculture ethics and principles I have organised them into a 21 card set, and am making them free to download from this site. I am also working on developing non-English versions of the cards and they will also be free to download from this site.
Read more… (link to open new page to Brett Pritchard’s web site)
Thank you Brett Pritchard for your excellent work that you have kindly made free to the Permaculture community!
NOTE – To download the cards from Brett’s web site:
On a Microsoft Windows computer, right mouse click the picture of each card and then select Save picture as… and then save the card to your chosen location.
On an Apple Mac computer Control + mouse click the picture of each card and then select Save image as… and then save the card to your chosen location.