We might say that feralculture aspires to the practice of "wild permaculture", or an orientation that uses permaculture as a tool to regenerate wild ecosystems and rewild domesticated humans and social relationships.
The idea of designing a permanent human culture is not intuitive. Many competing ideologies endlessly debate how an indefinitely sustainable -- both in terms of ecology and human social well-being -- culture is possible. Utopian ideals collide and all are free to assert which theory is likely to lead to a particular vision. Indeed, the visions themselves vary hugely. We hold a critique of permaculturists as products of an agricultural system attempting to visualize a permanent culture of agriculture. We find through anthropology that such an endeavor embodies irreconcilable conflicts and is doomed to fail.
Feralculture carries the inbuilt observation that the most sustainable earth systems are wild systems, and the most sustainable human social systems have been demonstrated among wild humans. Rather than leave the idea permanence up to chance, we put our cards on the table and assert that a wild culture is the only way humans may experience the full potential of permaculture. Our invocation of "feral" rather than "wild" springs from the humbling recognition that we are highly domesticated humans tending toward the wild.
Permaculture is an idea that inspires us, but we do not work for permaculture. Wildness is an idea that inspires us, and we work for the wild.