A model of sustainable living, Shanti Omstead is an off-grid optional permaculture property featuring solar electricity, water wells, cistern, large greenhouse, organic gardens, fruit tree orchard, food preservation systems, and natural cold storage.

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. It is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles.

Care for the earth, care for the people, and fair share form the foundation for permaculture design.

The Permaculture garden is a lot more than an organic garden. Intelligent design uses free, sustainable energies and resources. It is energy-wise and collaborative to minimise the impact of a site on the surrounding environment. Ram uses organic gardening practices, as well as integrates the garden and home to create a lifestyle that impacts less on the environment.

The Twelve Principles of Permaculture

Learn more about Permaculture! Download this informational PDF, a 23-page e-book on the Essence of Permaculture.