Permaculture – a set of design principles centered on whole systems thinking, simulating, or directly utilizing the patterns and resilient features observed in Nature. It promotes ethics and principles in a growing number of fields from regenerative agriculture, rewilding, and community resilience.
Symbol – a thing that represents or stands for something else, especially a material object representing something abstract.
Storytelling – describes the social and cultural activity of sharing stories, sometimes with improvisation or theatrics. Every culture has its own stories or narratives, which are shared as a means of entertainment, education, mythology, cultural preservation or instilling moral values.
20 Permaculture Symbols for Global Storytelling
Biochar is a symbol of transformation via fire for soil enrichment
Rocket Stove is a symbol for heat and new community technology
Seed ball is a symbol of doing more with less
Food Forest is a symbol for community cooperation and food sharing
Hearth is a symbol for the heart and the collective gathering spot for the household
Tiny House is a symbol for doing more with less
Yurt symbolizes the migratory impulse of Mankind and alternative shelter making
Cob Bench is a symbol for natural building materials and for outdoor gatherings in Nature
Pond symbolizes the feminine, of nurturement and creativity
Moon is magic
Bees are a symbol for collective action and preservation; a natural food source
Lightening is light from darkness and God’s power in Nature
Butterflies symbolize migration and Nature’s beauty
Amazon Rain Forest is a symbol for home and destruction of civilization (paradox)
Soil is a symbol for food for growing crops
Fire Circle (see Hearth)
Compost Pile is a symbol of transformation via water and heat for soil enrichment
Harvest Table is a symbol for family and community
Pot Luck is a symbol for sharing
Wildfire is a symbol for capricious corporate behavior