International Permaculture Day - May
Sun, May 5, 2024

International Permaculture Day

International Permaculture Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to permaculture. Under this name hides a form of farming developed in the long term. Its main difference is that it is not at odds with nature, but interacts closely with it. The holiday is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of May.


It is difficult to say exactly when International Permaculture Day was first celebrated. The history of permaculture can be traced back to 1954. At that time B. Mollison, a member of CSIRO (wildlife research and development of perfect systems for its maintenance and development), was working in Tasmania. He paid much attention to the development of his own concepts and programs, which would make it possible to create a system of safe mutual coexistence of man and nature. Thus, in the 1970s, the idea of permaculture was already beginning to be actively promoted.

Since then an entire generation of permaculturists has been raised. Representatives of this field analyze the current state of natural ecosystems, create their own methods to improve the environment and preserve various animal species, and much more.

Interesting facts

  • In 1978, the Permaculture Institute was opened to provide a solid theoretical basis and to successfully apply it in practice.
  • Permaculture system is a closed system of organic farming.
  • There is also vegan permaculture. Only plant components are used to grow plants without the use of any animal products (bone meal, manure, etc.).

How to celebrate

Learn more about permaculture development in your city/state. Visit ornamental permaculture gardens. If you work in agriculture yourself, try to be more environmentally friendly. Do away with artificial preparations and fertilizers, use only those given by nature itself.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Ask users what they know about permaculture?

When is International Permaculture Day celebrated in 2024?

International Permaculture Day is observed on the first Sunday in May each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday May 5 2024
Sunday May 4 2025