In permaculture we seek to understand the web of life in our unique climate and bioregion.
From the initial source (sun, rain, wind, and animals) energy is diverted, used, released again and transferred from one element to another. Energy connects these elements. Their common use of energy forms a web of relationships. From the source to the sink (the place where the energy leaves the system):
- Diversity increases
- Energy stores increase
- Organisational complexity increases