per·ma·cul·ture (pûrʹmə-kŭl'chər) n.
A system of perennial agriculture emphasizing the use of renewable natural resources and the enrichment of local ecosystems.
  [permanent + agriculture.]   per'ma·culʹtur·ist or per'ma·culʹtur·al·ist n.

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