Permaculture, sometimes referred to as Agroforestry or Food Forestry, is a method of agriculture that promotes a harmonious relationship between all elements involved – with the goal of being self-sustaining.

A well-designed permaculture garden should require little to no human maintenance as all of the plants, animals, and water sources involved are working according to their own natural cycles.

In terms of self-sufficiency, anything that requires less human maintenance is always beneficial. Many self-sufficiency practitioners incorporate permaculture design into their vegetable gardens as it's proven to be a valuable in the long-term.

Read on to learn more about how you can incorporate permaculture elements into your vegetable gardens.