Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.

This definition of permaculture expresses a basic concept in permaculture - examining and following nature's patterns. Permaculture advocates designing human systems based on natural ecosystems. But, there are many other definitions of permaculture, just as there are many definitions of sustainable living.

Deep Dirt Farm is unique in its practice of creating stunning and artful ways to live out our values, and is demonstrating this in one of the most surprising and remarkable landscapes on Earth- the Sonoran Desert. Using permaculture design techniques, collaborative farming practices, land and water restoration methods, and much more, Deep Dirt Farm practices a locally specific and purposeful approach to living with abundance and living well.