Permaculture




"Study Nature, love Nature, stay close to Nature. It will never fail you."
Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect, Interior Designer & Writer, 1867–1959

Hummingbirds are among the hundreds of birds and wildlife.
Permaculture is a holistic design approach that was developed by careful study of principles that are present in naturally functioning ecological systems.

Permaculture gardens are modeled after nature, but in a manner that is sustainably integrated with the needs of human communities.

Many core principals of permaculture, including the relationship of each of the elements of the garden to each other and the need for each element to perform multiple functions, are used in the design of Bella Terra's Central Garden.

For example, a tree is chosen not only for the beauty of its foliage, but also for how it will provide shade and create a privacy screen between residences, how its bark and shape will look in the winter snow, whether it will produce food for residents or wildlife, etc.

Under the tree, plants and shrubs will be selected not only for their color, flowers, size and shape, but also for their ability to provide nutrients for the tree, whether they condition the soil and help increase beneficial microorganisms, their ability to attract pollinating bees or discourage insect pests, and more.


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