The third and final permaculture principle is Fair Share. This involves setting limits and redistributing surplus.
To embody this ethic, one should take only what is needed. Excess should not be harvested, to ensure that there is enough supply for everybody.
For a permaculture garden to benefit an entire community, each member must set limits for their own consumption. Without these limits, the goods of the garden will not be fairly shared by everybody.
All surplus should be returned to the system in a way that it can be productively used. Future seasons and generations should be taken into consideration, and we should consume in a way that is sustainable for them.