What is Permaculture?

The principles of permaculture were founded by Australian environmentalist Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. Mollison saw clearly that the way in which we have made use of the resources on our planet could not be sustained over time, and that the modern trends in industrialization of agriculture were serving to speed up the degredation and fertility of our agricultural land. The principles of permaculture make use of existing natural systems to ensure the most efficient and sustainable use of all resources within the system. Permaculture designs seek to create closed loops, where no energy is lost or wasted. by their nature, these systems are sustainable and regenerative.


A permaculture garden is designed to take into account all relevant factors for the land on which it will grow. In this way, the various elements can be placed in their optimal positions regarding sun, wind, rainfall, accessibility, aesthetics and climate. Plants are grouped in beneficial groupings, so that there is little or no need for additional fertilization. An established permaculture garden requires little maintenence from the gardener, and yields a large and rich harvest.

Angela Malmgren

Gründerin / Geschäftsführerin

I started my work with the land as a child, growing up on a small family farm in the American Midwest. During my childhood, I had the privilege of seeing firsthand where my food was coming from. I had the joy of watching the slow meticulous work of the seasons as bud turned to flower, then to fruit and seed. Later in life, I realized what a formative experience this was for me, to have these impressions and concrete experiences early in life.

This gave birth to my commitment to bring these kinds of experiences to young people. For 20 years, I fulfilled this passion and drive as a Montessori educator. During this time I worked with children from 3 to 12 years old, both in the US and here in Switzerland.

In 2019, I began my journey in permaculture. This year, I completed a permaculture design course through the Down to Earth Academy for Permaculture Design. 

Through permaculture, I have found a way to bring my passions and experiences together in a very full way, as an educator and environmentalist.