The Permaculture Cone has a spiralling design that creates a wide range of different conditions ideal for different plants. The top of the spiral is optimal for plants that like sun and cope with relatively dry soil. On the bottom parts there are spots for plants that thrive in shade and moisture. The cone can be watered at the top and gravity takes care of moving the water down. The cone is made of thin sheets of stainless steel and is very light considering the volume and the large area of the plantable soil surface.