Glossary of Permaculture and Homesteading Terms

If you’re new to homesteading and permaculture perhaps some of the terms we throw around can get a little bit confusing. Here is a list of words and phrases with definitions common to those who homestead the permaculture way.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


 

[A]

Aeration

Allelopathy

Annual Plant

Aquaculture

Aquaponics

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[B]

Bareroot

Biennial Plant

Bill Mollison

Biochar

Biomass

Bokashi

Brassicas

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[C]

Chicken Tractor (or other small livestock)

Chill Hours

Chop and Drop

Chop and Flip Aquaponics

Coccidiosis

Cold Frame

Comfrey

Companion Planting

Compost

Compost Tea

Coppicing

Cultivar

Cut and Carry

Cut and Come Again

Cover Crop

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[D]

David Holmgren

Deciduous

Dynamic Accumulator

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[E]

Edge Effect

Edible Landscaping

Espalier

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[F]

Fermenting

Food Forest

Frost Date

Function Stacking

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[G]

Gasification

Geoff Lawton

Grafting

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[H]

Hairy Vetch

Hardening Off

Hardiness Zone (USDA Hardiness Zones)

Herb Spiral

High Tunnel

Hugelkultur

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[I]

Indigenous Plants

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[J]

Jerusalem Artichokes

Joel Salatin

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[K]

Keyhole Bed

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[L]

Lasagna Garden

Leaf Mold

Loam

Low Tunnel

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[M]

Masanobu Fukuoka

Microgreens

Mushroom Compost

Mycelium

Mycorrhizae

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[N]

No Dig Gardening – see also – Sheet Mulching

No Till Gardening

N-P-K

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[O]

Occultation

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[P]

Perennial Plant

Permaculture

Permaculture Design

Permaculture Principles

Permaculture Zones

PDC (Permaculture Design Course)

pH

Pollarding

Pollinator

Polyculture

Propagation

Purslane

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[Q]

Quail Egg Cutter

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[R]

Rotational Grazing

Row Cover

Ruth Stout

Rhizome

Rhizosphere

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[S]

Sepp Holzer

Sheet Mulching

Solarization

Sprouting

Stratification

Succession Planting

Square Foot Gardening

Swale

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[T]

Thermal Mass

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[U]

Understory

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[V]

Vermicomposting

Vernalization

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[W]

Worm Castings

Worm Juice

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[X]

Xeriscaping

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[Y]

Yarrow

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[Z]

Zero Waste

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