Permaculture Principle #8 – Integrate rather than Segregate
Integrating rather than segregating or separating the parts in our system makes the whole system stronger and will reduce the amount of work needed to keep the system running. An example would be taking kitchen scraps and composting them in a compost tumbler near the kitchen door, adding the finished compost to a herb spiral, then harvesting the herbs for use in the kitchen, and using the scraps for compost. So each part of the system integrated and close rather than apart. There can be any number of integrated solutions in a system all it takes is the time and observation to connect the dots.