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Better Care of the Earth & Each Other Through Permaculture Design

Permaculture is an approach to land management and human settlement design that adopts patterns and dynamics observed in flourishing natural ecosystems.

It is a multidisciplinary toolbox including agriculture, water harvesting and hydrology, energy, natural building, forestry, waste management, animal systems, aquaculture, appropriate technology, economics, and community development. – from the Permaculture Research Institute

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Be part of a collaborative community of self-reliant farmers, gardeners, and teachers who practice permaculture. Permaculture is an art and science that works with and treats nature as part of the community.


Our community is dedicated to learning and implementing permaculture design. We offer courses that lead to Permaculture Design Certification (PDC), workshops, permablitzes, and regular social events.


Protecting the health of our planet and each other is our central imperative. By enriching the soil and microbiome, while minimizing our dependence on fossil fuels, we can build a decentralized, local, and diverse food system that helps nature reach its full potential.


We are guided by an ethos of care and personal responsibility towards ourselves, the local community, and its natural ecosystems. Permaculture relies on cooperation and interdependence, reducing consumption and waste, and sharing the surplus of our labors.

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