Observe and Interact

At it’s core, Permaculture is an application of the scientific method to the process of design with a varying amount of rigor, to determine the way a situation will proceed naturally, and decide if we want to encourage or discourage that procession. The first step of any application of the Scientific method is observation, by taking time to engage with nature we can learn to develop solutions that suit our particular situation = acting without observation is acting blindly.