Elements Inc. Sustainability consultants
& ecological designers
Kelly Finigan, M.Sc. P.Eng., Permaculture Designer
Marie Lagimodiere, M.E.S., P.Biol., Permaculture Designer &
Feng Shui Practitioner
744 - 4 Street NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1P2
1-403-283-7270 fax 283-9783
James A D Edwards BSc, 4721 48th Street, Olds,
AB T4H 1E2
james -at- jadeecology.com www.jadeecology.com
Jade Ecology Holdings produces ecology based integrated systems
(ecosystems) which have a controlled footprint and sustainability
as a goal. Consulting, research and development of sustainable
systems of agroforestry, agriculture, integrated urban and rural
resource management and ecologically appropriate living environments
are key services the company provides. Jade ecology holdings
also provides sustainability consultation, education and facilitation
services. A main focus of distinction is the use of systems
that utilize resources from natural refuse. Creating forest
gardens and guilds from lawns, comfortable compost systems for
tomato growers and educating ranchers about renewable energy
and climate change are all services that Jade ecology holdings
Environmental Roland Schmidt-Bellach, P.Geol., PDC, B.Sc Box 601 Vulcan,
Alberta Canada, T0L 2B0
Ph: 1 403 485 6731
Urban Farmer is a small, family-run business based in Edmonton,
Alberta, operated as a sole proprietorship, and licensed through
the City of Edmonton. (780) 221-4800 email
Ron Berezan is
the owner and operator of The Urban Farmer and is assisted
by other colleagues as required in the operation of this business.
Ron has been gardening organically in Alberta for over 20
years and has taken training in the “Grow Bio-intensive”
organic gardening method at Ecology Action in Willits, California,
and in Permaculture Design through the Kootenay Permaculture
Institute and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Centre.
Post Carbon Institute, 3683 West Fourth
Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P2.
Tel (604) 736-9000 Fax (604) 736-9001 Initiated by Julian
Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: the New Energy
Crisis and co-author of Relocalize Now! Getting
Ready for Climate Change and the End of Cheap Oil.. Post
Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering
research, project tools, education and information to implement
proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world.
is part of a response to the difficulties that both public
and profit-making news and other media have when trying to
offer analysis and understanding which is not driven by the
need to 'entertain', increase ratings, save money, make profit
and satisfy shareholders.
2152 Fulford-Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z7Canada
We are developing an ecovillage in the South Gulf Islands
of British Columbia, Canada. The ecovillage is working to
be a model of co-operative, sustainable land use and features
public outreach and education as included goals. Small 2 hectare
Permaculture site, design services, training, internships,
Gardens: Permaculture Living Classroom and Outreach Education
Roberts Creek, British Columbia, Canada
Nestled in the Heart of Roberts Creek, a small mountain village
in the Elphinstone Rainforest of British Columbia's Sunshine
Coast, is a permaculture demonstration site
featuring an integrated compost system, hugelkultur, rain barrels
and a wide selection of native plants with a history of use
by the Coastal First Peoples. The project headquarters is a
permaculture education center located right next to the 32 garden
areas which feature over 220 different permaculture plants.
Permaculture Institute, Box 43 Winlaw, British
Columbia, Canada V0G 2J0 Phone & Fax: (250) 226-7302
Gregoire Lamoureux http://www3.telus.net/permaculture/
The Kootenay Permaculture Institute was formed
in 1991 to develop a model for research and education in the
field of sustainable living in British Columbia, Canada. The
Institute is designing and implementing permaculture principles
and techniques on a ten acre piece of land in the Slocan Valley.
It is an ideal site for people to come to learn and practice
permaculture. The Institute keeps in touch with both the local
and the international network of people working with various
approaches to sustainable living.
Permaculture BC is a community hub for permaculture in the western
most province in Canada. With a host of practitioners and projects
British Columbia is a hot bed of permaculture work. For information
on permaculture activities in BC visit our website. Permaculture
Javan K. Bernakevitch B. Comn, PDC, PTT, Land Designer &
Teacher, ph - 250.213.3652
Forest -Farm-Garden Design Yaya Balinci, Vancouver, BC 604.253.2536
We are not an "organization", although
we co-organize some events and learning processes, and have
conducted and motivated scythe-related research and design
development. For lack of a better term to accurately describe
our work, we use "network" to describe a very loosely-structured,
ever-changing web of learning and working relationships. Far
more of these are with people in Europe than in North America,
some dating back to my first journey to Austria (Jan./Feb.
1999). We may work intensively with representatives of one
or more institutions for several months while organizing an
event; then our connections sometimes fade and new ones are
born. Of all those contacts, only a few have remained steady
and reliable. A percentage of them, however, can only be maintained
by periodic visits in person, because some of the people do
not have computers, or don't write letters. Overall, the telephone
has been by far the most useful means of keeping the energy
moving (learning of new developments, getting more people
involved and sharing useful information).
EcoVillage is located 90 kilometres east of Vancouver
and 18 km west of downtown Chilliwack, in Yarrow, British Columbia,
Canada. Yarrow has a picturesque setting in the Fraser Valley
with a panorama of mountain and valley views. Yarrow EcoVillage
is in Ecoregion #196, Lower Mainland, of the Pacific Maritime
42312 Yarrow Central Road
Meredith, Chatham-Kent Permaculture
Permaculture Design for the home, farm and commercial spaces
including edible landscape design, and permaculture workshops.
Chatham, Ontario, 519-352-6461 Email: ckpermaculture[at]yahoo[dot]ca
Community Action Worknet Richard Griffith, President, founder, 104 Bridlwood Blvd.,
Agincourt, Ontario, Canada, ON M1T 1R1
Phone (416) 497-5746 email@example.com
The mission of Permaculture Canada is to facilitate information
flow and networking among permaculture practitioners and those
interested in learning more about permaculture across Canada.
Additionally, it is our goal to create online learning, presentation,
community development and information sharing tools for anyone
involved in or interested in permaculture or any of the specific
areas of sustainable design that permaculture encompasses.
Contact Jennifer Osborn, 5060 Jones Vaseline, Guelph,Ontario
The Cardinal Group Inc. 1560 Bayview Ave. Suite 305, Toronto, Ontario Canada
Phone: (416) 971-4494 Fax: (416) 971-9844
for Crops is a partnership initiative in Kenya, Uganda,
Tanzania, Zambia and Canada co-ordinated by the Rocks for Crops
team from the departments of Land Resource Sciences and Rural
Extension Studies in the Ontario Agricultural College at the
University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and supported by Commonwealth
of Learning. http://www.uoguelph.ca/rocks/
People and Planet, PO Box 21006, RPO Ottawa South, Ottawa
ON, Canada K1S 5N1
People & Planet is a unique gateway to environment, sustainability,
conservation and peace, in Canada and beyond. We are probably
best known for our listings of jobs, contracts and internships,
volunteer opportunities, and events. Each of these has a corresponding
section of the website, and an e-mail list. We also offer
Gateways & Guides on a wide range of related topics.
– GoodWork is Canada's most popular green job site.
Since 2001, we've been connecting passionate, green-minded
people with opportunities to contribute and be employed. We're
best known for our listings of green jobs, contracts, internships,
and other opportunities. These are available on the web and
by e-mail. We also provide a unique collection of networking
resources for job seekers, employers and interested others.
– Ecological and organic property from across Canada
and beyond. Includes land, buildings and businesses for sale,
for rent, to share, land trusts, cooperatives, conservation
projects and proposals, and more. Since 2005.
Pig Worker Co-op, 17 Rushbrooke Avenue Toronto Ontario
416-778-5223 email: info[at]fourthpig[dot]org
The Fourth Pig Worker Co-op (a non-profit organization) fulfills
contracts in sustainable building design, education and construction,
natural building materials design and installation, and renewable
energy installation. Fourth Pig provides consultation and
training for clients in the green building and alternative
125 South Knowlesville Road Knowlesville New Brunswick, Canada,
Tel: (506)375-4310 Fax: (506)375-4221 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ewing / Urban Permaculture Design
48 Peters St #1, Saint John NB. E2L 2Z9 www.communityrenewal.ca
for Bioregional Studies Phil Ferraro, Director, 449 University Avenue Suite 126,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
C1A 8K3, Canada
Ph: int+ 1 (902) 892 9578
is a group of active people dedicated to learning about, promoting
and practicing sustainable living in and around Montreal.
quickly becoming a centre of education, of resource- and skill-sharing,
a gathering place for energy, ideas & motivation. As an
urban-based group, we are particularly interested in researching,
developing & promoting practices that are suited for Montreal's
unique environment. We seek to empower people to make their
communities as self-sufficient as possible, so that they are
better able to provide adequate food, water, energy, &
waste-management systems as we enter an era of declining resources.
a courtyard garden that contributes to the MUCS (www.mucs.ca)
Dining Coop and offer weekly classes/workshops on urban sustainability
based on Permaculture principles. Check out our web site to
see the curriculum and register or email us for more information!
Web site: http://www.montrealpermaculture.org/
Nature et Santé S.E.N.C.
St-Jérôme (Québec), Canada
Courriel : email@example.com
Au départ, notre idée était
d'ouvrir un centre dans la région des Laurentides afin
d'offrir des cours d'alimentation naturelle, d'herboristerie
et de jardinage écologique et de vendre des livres et
des produits naturels et écologiques.
RHA pour la Reconstruction Harmonieuse de l'Agriculture
120, rue Ledoux, Beloeil, (Québec) J3G 0A4
Téléphone : 450 446-4441 poste 307
Télécopieur : 450 446-4466
En 1993, un groupe d’étudiants
et un propriétaire de ferme, en l’occurrence
Bernard Alonso, ont été fascinés par
le concept de permaculture de Bill Mollison. Le groupe voulait
expérimenter les principes de la « permaculture
» inspirés par celui-ci et qui s’harmonisaient
si bien avec l’environnement. À ce moment, Stewart
Hill, du Collège Macdonald de l’Université
McGill, avait mentionné une formation en Colombie-Britannique
pour les intéressés. Le coût de l’opération
étant trop élevé, le groupe décide
de démarrer un organisme à but non lucratif
afin de permettre au professeur de la Colombie-Britannique
de venir donner la formation au Québec.
mission de :Proclamer et promouvoir une agriculture et un
mode de vie qui s’harmonisent avec l’équilibre
écologique dans son ensemble tout en respectant l’environnement.
on the list below to find contacts in particular states
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The Eldenbridge Institute, in Huntsville, Alabama, provides
training to support the development of healthy and sustainable
culture. Our courses and consulting services cover four main
areas that together provide a foundation for addressing many
of the emerging challenges of the modern world. P O Box 1756,
Madison AL 35758
Trading, Barbara Rose, 7007 Oracle Road,, Tucson AZ 85704,
Ph: int + (1) 502 797 6852
The Eco Hood is a living prototype and living reality in Prescott,
AZ where permaculture activist Andrew Millison is our guide
and host. Over the next two years, he’ll be periodically
updating a video-blog on the progress of this revolutionary
concept and work-in-progress. Could Prescott’s EcoHood
be a model for sustainability on the national and even global
A licensed residential landscape design and construction company
based in Prescott, AZ. We specialize in landscapes based on
permaculture principles that encourage sustainable landscaping
and gardening practices. We create beautiful and artistic
landscapes, install rainwater catchment and greywater systems,
restore native ecosystems, and teach basic permaculture workshops. http://www.millisonecological.com/
Permaculture Guild (P.P.G.) is to be a source of information,
teaching and demonstrating the urgent need for sustainable
systems. The Phoenix Permaculture Guild Emissary will volunteer
time and energy, individually and collectively in the furtherance
of the public's knowledge of sustainability, through Permaculture
principles and practices.
Works Consult. & Urban Pc Demo Site, Dan Dorsey, 221
E Linden, Tucson, Arizona 85705, U.S.A. Ph: int+ 1 602 624 8030
Urban Farm Mostly educational, teaching urban agriculture, organic
gardening, urban orcharding, permaculture and sustainability.
The Urban Farm is a showcase for people to see how to design
and implement edible landscapes. The food grown here is distributed
to local restaurants and farmers markets. Tours are available
for a $5 donation on the first Saturday of each month or for
groups by appointment.
5515 N 7th Street Suite 5144, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Pond-Doctor-Dave David W. Crimmins -Permaculture Design, 1390 Valley Ranch
Circle, Prescott, AZ 86303
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Transfer for Rural Areas (ATTRA) The ATTRA Project
is operated by the National Center for Appropriate Technology
under a grant from the Rural Business - Cooperative Service,
U.S. Department of Agriculture. These organizations do not recommend
or endorse products, companies, or individuals. ATTRA is located
in the Ozark Mountains on the University of Arkansas campus
in Fayetteville, at PO Box 3657, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72702.
ATTRA staff prefer to receive requests for information about
sustainable agriculture via the toll-free number 800-346-9140.
Permaculture Guild is launching an urban demonstration project
in Fayetteville--a hip, university town NW Arkansas (climate
zone 7, 42" of rain/year, latitude 36N). Our vision is
to create something similar to the Integral Urban House in Berkeley
in the 1970's (part of the Farallones Institute) but with a
focus on permaculture. We seek additional members who have the
passion and skills to help make this happen. The Fayetteville
property has a farmhouse, small cottage, and outbuildings on
about 1 acre with the possibility of purchasing/ renting an
adjacent 2 acres to the west and house to the east. The property
also has a swimming pool and two wells. One of the major design
elements is converting the pool into an aquaponics system, using
rainwater harvested from a nearby roofs. Gardens are in place.
Also envisioned: an edible forest garden, bees, greenhouse,
Hemenway / Pattern Literacy Author of Gaia's Garden: A Guide to
Home-Scale Permaculture and The Permaulture City.
After obtaining a degree in biology from Tufts University, Toby
worked for many years as a researcher in genetics and immunology,
first in academic laboratories including Harvard and the University
of Washington in Seattle, and then at Immunex, a major medical
biotech company. At about the time he was growing dissatisfied
with the direction biotechnology was taking, he discovered permaculture,
a design approach based on ecological principles that creates
sustainable landscapes, homes, and workplaces. A career change
followed, and Toby and his wife, Kiel, spent ten years creating
a rural permaculture site in southern Oregon. He was the editor
of Permaculture Activist, a journal of ecological design and
sustainable culture, from 1999 to 2004. He moved to Portland,
Oregon in 2004, and spent six years developing urban sustainability
resources there. Toby and his wife now live in Sebastopol, California.
165 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: 415.255.1108 fax: 415.863.1356, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alliance for Local Living Economies, or BALLE, is the world’s
fastest growing network of sustainable businesses committed
to building local economies and transforming the community
economic development field. BALLE is comprised of nearly 60
local networks of independent businesses in a variety of locales
across the US and Canada, and represents more than 20,000
believes that local, independent businesses are among our
most potent change agents, uniquely prepared to take on the
challenges of the twenty-first century with a nimbleness,
sense of place, and relationship-based approach others lack.
They are more than employers and profit-makers; they are neighbors,
community builders and the starting point for social innovation,
aligning commerce with the common good and bringing transparency,
accountability, and a caring human face to the marketplace.
Heinberg, 1604 Jennings Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401
Richard Heinberg is one of the world's foremost Peak Oil (oil
depletion) educators and is a Research Fellow of Post Carbon
Institute. He is the award-winning author of seven books including
The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies;
Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World;
and The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars,
Terrorism, and Economic Collapse.
He is a journalist, educator, lecturer, and a Core Faculty member
of New College of California, where he teaches a program on
"Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community."
A television series on positive responses to energy decline
and climate change through local community action. * local food
production * renewable energy * transportation alternatives
* "green" building * local currencies and investing
* personal responses * business & governmental * and more!
Peak Moment Television, 15504 Lone Bobcat Way, Nevada City,
CA 95959 530-265-4244 info-at-peakmoment.tv We
welcome opportunities to disseminate these programs far and
for Humanity, 900 Bridgeway, Suite 2, Sausalito, CA 94965-2100,
T. +1.415.332.6273 F. +1 415.332.6283
Architecture for Humanity is a charitable organization that
seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings
design services to communities in need. Through competitions,
workshops, educational forums, partnerships with community organizations
and other activities, Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities
for architects and designers from around the world to help communities
in need. We believe that where resources and expertise are scarce,
innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a
2665 Portage Bay Ave, STE 6, Davis, California, 95616 USA
Tel: int+ 1 916 753 6345
Arts and Ecology Center
Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, CA 95465.
15290Offers Permaculture Design Courses with Brock Dolman, Doug
Gosling, Penny Livingston and others at http://www.oaec.org/
The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) is an educational
institute and intentional community.
Founded in 1994 by a group of biologists, artists, activists,
educators and horticulturists, OAEC serves as a multi-purpose
gathering place for people seeking innovative and practical
approaches to the social, economic, environmental and spiritual
challenges of our day. The Center and the residential intentional
community approach the acts of everyday living and work with
renewed attention to our consumption, "waste," land use practices,
and interpersonal dynamics, while searching for creative solutions
and experimenting with new models. 707-874-1557, fax -1558,
OAEC garden painted by Adam Wolpert
Directors: Penny Livingston-Stark and James Stark.
is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that
all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with
the earth. We envision a world in which people, inspired by
nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods
that enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet. We
envision humans as a positive, healing presence on Earth,
creating more abundance on the planet than would be possible
is to serve as a catalyst for a revolution in the way humans
relate to the natural world. As we continue to develop Commonweal
Garden into an educational center and demonstration site in
permaculture and regenerative design, we serve as an inspiration
of possibility for how people can live in a mutually enhancing
relationship with the Earth. Through our programs and courses,
we teach the skills and technology people need to become community
leaders and create healthy solutions to the current environmental
Permaculture Guild http://urbanpermacultureguild.org/
The Urban Permaculture Guild is an organized group action that
educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively
transform how they live and the urban places where they live.
We facilitate artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking
and educational projects that honor the interconnection of human
communities and the natural world.
Katherine Steele, 6421 Hillegass Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Builders is a small nonprofit started by Richard Register
with a big message to get out to the world. If you are interested
in helping financially, please give us a call. We'd love to
talk to you more about our work. Renew/rejoin at http://www.ecocitybuilders.org/join.html.
If you are not currently a member, please consider becoming
You can also mail your donation to Ecocity Builders, P.O.
Box 697, Oakland, CA 94604. Contact Kirstin Miller
1811 Grand Avenue, Suite B, San Rafael CA 94901
Committed to creating outdoor living spaces that honor our clients
and the environment in Marin and Sonoma Counties. We specialize
in organic, sustainable gardens that create healthier living
for our clients, their children, their pets and the earth.
the Artistry of Ecology
(800) 469-5857 EarthFlow Design Works is a unique consortium
of Artists, Ecologists and Green Builders offering Consultation,
Design and Project Management Services for Residential, Ranch
and Retreat Projects.
Design Works also offers comprehensive education and training
programs for students, teachers, homeowners and design professionals.
CONSULTATION SERVICES, Larry Santoyo is an internationally recognized
Land Use Planner and Environmental Business Consultant. He has
taught environmental design courses at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly.
He is one of this nation's premier Permaculture designers and
teachers and has over twenty years experience in resource protection
and natural systems management. Larry is an ex-lawman (and ex-outlaw)
whose unique insight and humor embodies the Permaculture oral
tradition at its finest. Check out his website at http://www.earthflow.com
Ecologically Sound / Resource Rich
Design For Sustainability
Landscape: We work on projects of all scales: Residential
Landscape; Commercial Developments; Farm Design; Community/Co-Housing
Projects; Public Projects and Schools; Decorative and Storage
Ponds of All Sizes; Waterfalls, Fountains and Water Elements;
Automatic Irrigation Systems; Drainage Design; Rainwater Harvesting
and Storage; Replicated Wetlands / Grey Water Systems; Aquaculture;
Creek Restoration. Alternative Construction: Strawbale Construction;
Vaulted Strawbale Construction; Cob (Earth) Construction; Cob
(Earth) Oven; Living Structures; Bio-remediation; Grey Water
Systems; Gardens; Food and Resource Production; Integrated Animal
Management; Animal Tractoring and Rotation... Kamala Bennett
and Geoff Hall, P.O. Box 83, Bodega, CA 94922
Ph./Fax (707) 874-1244 http://www.sentientlandscape.com/
Starhawk Author of The Spiral Dance, Dreaming the Dark, Truth or
Dare, The Fifth Sacred Thing, Walking to Mercury, The Twelve
Wild Swans, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, Webs of Power
You can write Starhawk c/o: Reclaiming P.O. Box 14404 San Francisco,
Starhawk's Permaculture Resources and Earth Activist Trainings http://www.starhawk.org/permaculture/permaculture.html
Institute of Southern California
1027 Summit Way; Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
Director: Dr.Bill Roley: 714-494-1443.
Ph: int+ (1) 949-494-5843, fax -0129
West Bulb Farm is a part–time
project (really, a hobby that is out of control) owned and run
by Nancy and Ames Gilbert. Many years ago, we had a complete–line
California Native Plant Nursery, but were unable to make a reasonable
return on our investment of time, money and energy. This meant
getting "regular" jobs (Nancy is the landscape architect
at a local Air Force base, and Ames is his own boss, making
electrical assemblies). So, we scaled back to just one deep
interest, Native Bulbs. They have a great advantage, they don't
need constant summer watering!
14499 Lower Colfax Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945
(information cartography) Nicolas Papadopoulos http://www.viewcraft.com/
LLC 301C N. Main Street Sebastopol, CA 95472
Tel: 707.824.9634 Fax: 707.824.1049
Peck, designer/consultant in Permaculture and Holistic Management Holistic Solutionshttp://www.holistic-solutions.net/
POB 2286 Sebastopol, California 95473 phone:1.800.736.7892 fax:
Design Co. 2513 San Mateo, Richmond, California 94804 USA 510 527 5887
Holocene Design aims to help our clients incorporate sustainable
principles into their organizational goals and objectives. http://www.holocene.net/
Swearingen Skillful Means--Architecture
As leaders in straw-bale construction in California, we want
to pass some of our experience on to others. We hope you will
find our web site useful and enjoyable….. PO Box 207 Junction
City, CA 96048 http://www.skillful-means.com
Ground Organic Garden Supply and Education Center Patricia Becker, Manager 559 College Avenue * Palo Alto,
CA * 94306
ph: (650) 493-6072 fax: (650) 493-6073 www.commongroundinpaloalto.org
Bar Ranch & Nursery + Klamath Institute http://www.sandybarnursery.com/ http://www.sisqtel.net/~sandybar/klamathinst.htm
Owner: Blythe Reis, PO Box 347, Orleans, CA 95556 USA
Phone 530-627-3379 Fax 530-627-3379
We're is nestled in a beautiful valley carved out by the Klamath
River deep in the Klamath/Siskiyou Mountains. Our riverside
cabins are equipped with a kitchen/living room, bedroom, bathroom
and outdoor deck. At the Ranch, you'll find an organic garden,
a small flock of chickens and goats, a fruit tree nursery and
a small craft shop. Swimming, hiking, fishing, rafting, canoeing,and
biking are the main activities. Work Exchange Opportunities.
Check out our website at www.sandybar.com
/ Saturday Food Chain Radio show Michael Olson
PO Box 1244 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 831 4271620 http://www.metrofarm.com/index.asp?cat=39973
The Saturday Food Chain is an audience-interactive radio program
that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The
Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year
by California's legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, who--in
addition to being General Manager of radio stations KSCO & KOMY--is
the author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning
MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.
Hope Dance Magazine,
Publisher / Editor Bob Banner, email@example.com
Ventura / Santa Barbara County Editor Wes Roe, firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of HopeDance is simply to report on the outrageous,
pioneering and inspiring activities of outstanding individuals
and organizations who are creating a new world--regardless
of their spiritual tradition or political agenda. We publish
material and engage in activities (forums, workshops, film
festivals...) that are necessary in building ecologically
sustainable, practical, down-to-earth solutions, holistic,
healthy and awakened community. Strong Permaculture focus
and support for local and West coast Pc orgs and a Permaculture
events calendar for North America.
Highly recommended!!! (webguy Keith)
Coast Permaculture Guild & Santa Barbara Permaculture
224 E. Figueroa Ct. #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Contact: Margie
Bushman / Wes Roe, Phone: 805/962-2571
Local Chapters & Affiliate Organizations:
Eric Werbalowsky-Newsletter contact: www.ewerb.webjump/scpg Ojai Permaculture Guild PO Box 973, Ojai,
CA 93024 Contact: Dave White, email@example.com 805/646-9809 Central Coast Permaculture Guild Contacts:
c/o Rob Kimmel firstname.lastname@example.org 805-438-5745 (San Luis Obispo)
16805 Walnut St, Atascadero, CA 93422 Cal Poly Student Experimental Farm, The SARC
(Sustainable Ag. Resource Center) Cal Poly Tech/San Luis Obispo,
805-756-5086 San Diego Permaculture Guild Contact: SD
Economic Conversion Council,
(619) 298-8879 Long Beach Organics Contact: David Krieger-DeWitt,(562)-438-9000
Southern East Sierra, Tom Drummond, (760)377-5011
Ridgecrest Pc Institute of Southern California, Dr Bill
Roley Ph: int+ (1) 949-494 5843 DrRoley@cox.net Laguna
Beach Santa Cruz Permaculture Vince Pastori 831/763-3848
email@example.com Path to Freedom, Pasadena Ms. Anais Dervaes
firstname.lastname@example.org LA Permaculture Guild Joan 323-630-4673 email@example.com
and Camille firstname.lastname@example.org
Cranberry Dr. Cupertino, CA 95014
Ph: (408) 865-0888 FAX: (408) 865-0854 http://www.ecoiq.com/urbangreening/
The EcoIQ.com Urban Greening website is for everyone interested
in making smart choices about the green and living environments
of communities -- the trees, parks, trails, gardens, rivers,
beaches, lakes, harbors, wetlands, watersheds, and so on --
choices that are both economically and ecologically intelligent.
Design & Implementation Benjamin Fahrer, PO Box 72, Occidental, Ca 95465, 707-874-2343
– Sustainable Landscapes offers comprehensive
landscape design and consultation services featuring inspiring
and functional landscape solutions with an emphasis on environmentally
responsible practices. We can assist in every step of the
project from the initial consult to maintaining the finished
a holistic approach towards managing and restoring the Earth’s
landscapes where resources are conserved, chemical use is
restricted and labor inputs are reduced. (805) 441-4604 |
rob@plantSLO.com | P.O. Box 473 Cayucos, Ca 93430
/ Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility http://www.adpsr-norcal.org/
ADPSR is a 501c3 non-profit organization which currently has
four active chapters. It has a sixteen year history of educating
design professionals and the public about critical social and
environmental issues. Although established with a disarmament
focus, during the last nine years ADPSR has expanded its concerns
to include the protection of the natural and built environment,
and the promotion of ecologically and socially responsible development.
Permaculture Guild Katherine Steele, 6421 Hillegass Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
The Urban Permaculture Guild is an organized group action that
educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively
transform how they live and the urban places where they live.
We facilitate artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking
and educational projects that honor the interconnection of human
communities and the natural world.
Edible Schoolyard, in collaboration with Martin Luther King
Jr. Middle School, 1781 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94703 , provides urban public school students with
a one-acre organic garden and a kitchen classroom. Using food
systems as a unifying concept, students learn how to grow, harvest,
and prepare nutritious seasonal produce. Experiences in the
kitchen and garden foster a better understanding of how the
natural world sustains us, and promote the environmental and
social well being of our school community.http://www.edibleschoolyard.org/homepage.html
Love Love's Gardens, Creating and Maintaining Sustainable
California Licensed Contractor C27 363672, 127 National St.,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone (831) 471-9100 Fax ( 831) 471-9200 email@example.com
Wilder Foundation :Social Environmental Entrepreneurs
(see also Washington, below)
11948 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 201
Los Angeles, CA 90066 http://permaculturenow.com/
A consortium of teachers / designers/ entrepreneurs
created to promote and support permaculture education and design
around the world. The Wilder Foundation currently has projects
in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, Hawaii, and the Pacific
NW of the United States. We focus our efforts in two main areas:
permaculture design education and the establishment of permaculture
nurseries. Founded by Jenny Pell, Douglas Bullock, and Chris
Mountain Institute for Sustainable Agriculture
220 Harmony La, Garberville CA 95542
Jason Harre - Farm Manager
Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture Internship Program.
IMISA is a not for profit located in the hills of Humbolt County
CA. We have an existing organic market farm with an additional
.5 acre field nearby. We are in design process of converting
the farm into a multi-tiered forest garden.
Technologies Thomas Boyd, 1448 Industrial Ave Ste6 Bx4, Sebastopol,
Phone: 707.823.8644 Fax: 707.823.8670 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.restorativetechnlogies.org
Sales & Services to public industry. Ecologically Restorative
Technologies for Soil regeneration, Water & Air restoration,
sustianable energy use technologies. Products include California
Stone Flour, CA Granite Stone Powder, Bio- Active Stone Flour,
Biologically Enhanced & Enlivened Stone Powers
Ecological Learning Center
4651 Bear Canyon Road | Willits CA, 95490 | 707.456.0779
The Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC) is an educational
organization and demonstration site where people can come
and see examples of living in ways that conserve resources,
create diversity, increase self sufficiency, and promote profound
understandings of the relationships between ourselves and
Center practices sustainable stewardship of lands, plants,
animals and energy systems.
founded in 2003 by a group of organic farmers, educators,
naturalists, artists, and people seeking innovative alternatives
to destructive farming, housing, energy and land management
practices. At the core of the Center's work lay dynamic approaches
and solutions to today's privately owned and corporately run
economies, ecologies and cultures. We recognize the importance
of community based agriculture, land management, natural building/housing
alternatives, renewable energy production and distribution.
Through examples and working models in place on site and throughout
the world, we offer research and training for those seeking
long term solutions to many of the problems facing us today
and into the future.
PO Box 417, New Cuyama, CA 93254
A learning oasis and permaculture farm where mentoring, stewardship,
and sustainability are nurtured and expressed in daily living,
land based education, applied ecology, mentoring, and right
phone. 805.886.7239 fax. 866.321.1102
Sierra Permaculture Guild
The Sierra Permaculture Guild aims to promote Permaculture education,
networking and info-sharing throughout the Sierra Nevada bioregion.
We encourage those interested in ecological agriculture, seed
saving, horticulture, alternative building, renewable energy,
community currency, peak oil preparedness & relocalization,
wilderness skills, natural healing, cottage industries, aquaculture,
animal husbandry, water storage, earthworks, ecology, native
skills, handicrafts and related practices to join and participate.
Sign up for
Permaculture Guild listserv to find or promote Permaculture
events in the Sierra Nevada bioregion.
Across Borders came about as a result of conversations at
Permaculture Design Certificate courses in the USA and Australia.
A foundation was envisioned that would build upon local knowledge
by supporting community-based education sites, and that would
also connect communities, cities and regions to each other.
our Board and Advisory Board members live and work across
the world, from Australia to Tajikistan; from Armenia to Jordan
and in every region of the United States. Their connections
are PAB’s greatest resource. After assembling an initial
team of teachers, designers, and consultants from across the
globe, Permaculture Across Borders incorporated as a Not for
Profit in the state of California, USA, during August of 2006.
build permaculture demonstration and teaching sites in partnership
with local communities
sponsor students' participation in PDC courses
provide internship and teaching opportunities for PDC graduates
connect financial and technical resources to communities
connect sister cities and regions so that experiences can
be shared and to learn from those shared experiences
Permaculture, Karmendra Rossy, Karmendra@nucleuspermaculture.com
(707) 775-5746 Sebastopol, Ca, USA
Sonoma County, CA
Weaving Earth fosters reciprocal relationships and cultivates
the healthy development of people, communities and ecosystems
through nature-based programs & services.
Speaks Pc, Jeffrey Hovermale, 149 Harvard Street, Colorado
Springs CO 80911, USA Ph: int + (1) 719 392 4882
University offers a unique approach to earning
accredited Bachelors and Masters degrees, Certificates and Diplomas
while developing your passions, visions and dreams. If you are
ready to take positive action, linking your ideals with practical
experience, we invite you to become an active world changer
by working for planetary sustainability and regeneration, justice
and peace.Our self-directed action learning methodology enables
you to study locally, in your own language, supported by Gaia
University's Regional Centers, and a worldwide network of learning
providers, tutors and mentors. Our envisioned curriculum includes:
Permaculture, Ecovillage Design, Peace Studies, Ecocities, Appropriate
Technology, Traditional Wisdom, Eco- Health, Sustainable Economics,
Bioregionalism, Life Transitions, Natural Building, Social Communication,
Integral Co-Creation, Art for Social Change as well as emerging
programs, pathways and projects based on your interests and
the strategic needs of our partner networks.
717 Poplar Avenue Boulder, Colorado 80304 USA
Natural Investment Services, Inc. Hal Brill, P.O. Box 747 Paonia, CO 81428
Peak Permaculture http://www.pikespeakpermaculture.org/
1517 Lorraine St., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Gary Deetz, Certified
Backyard Wildlife Habitat Specialist 719-575-0592
Becky Elder, Certified Permaculturist, Professional Organic
A Permaculture Center http://www.oakhavenpc.org
4179 County Road 124, Hesperus, CO 81326
(970) 259-5445 Mission: To help Four Corners
residents understand the value of a strong local economy and
of living sustainably by establishing an Oakhaven community
dedicated to learning, by providing classes and demonstration
sites at Oakhaven, in Durango and in LaPlata County, and by
applying Permaculture Ethics and Design principles to all aspects
of daily living. email@example.com
5th World Network provides networking and education for
individuals and communities interested in sustainable development,
permaculture design, and bioregional or cultural resource protection.
Contact us at:
Institute of Sustainability
"Through hands-on education, publication, and public outreach,
BIOS seeks to bring people into a sustainable relationship with
our Earth's complex living systems." To check out their
class schedule, peruse their resources and links, sign up for
their Newsletter BIOSphere, or to find out how you can get involved
go to www.boulder-bios.org.
Our contact information is: P.O. Box 1643, Boulder, CO 80306,
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Certified Permaculture Designer
NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional
EDIBLE ORGANIC DESIGN, LLC
Avon, CT 06001
Cell: (860) 712-3485
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(Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization) is a non-profit
organization whose vision is "to bring glory to God and
a blessing to mankind by using science and technology to help
the poor." The web portal contains a wealth of information
on small farm tropical agriculture. Our goal is to provide easy
access to ECHO documents and other information for those who
are working in agricultural development. Follow the links on
the left to find ideas for growing food under difficult conditions,
to learn about underutilized plants and find out how you can
order free trial packets of seed to evaluate these plants in
the communities where you work.
Phone: 239-543-3246, ECHO, 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers,
52, Sparr, FL 32192-0052 Dan & Cynthia Hemenway, online
Pc Design Courses, books, design/consulting, and more.
A list by topic of all Yankee Permaculture titles may be found
Cost: $27.50 for 100 pages of The International Permaculture
We specialize in bioregional design through broadscale community,
social, ecological, agricultural and financial permaculture.
We work in urban areas, farmland, and in high poverty areas
such as Pine Ridge reservation and Haiti to bring abundance
through permaculture design and implementation. We deliver the
Urban Permaculture Design Course and specialty permaculture
firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com
Andrew Korza, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org 413-537-9915
Created in 2005 by volunteers from the Art of Living Foundation
to offer a unique, experience-based approach to sustainable
agriculture. Deepening Roots brings together educators in the
fields of permaculture, health and wellness, meditation and
leadership development to facilitate a four week summer intensive
The core curriculum consists of:
practical experience working in an existing 2-acre organic
2. workshops in the latest techniques in organic agriculture
and permaculture design
3. formal exposure to nutrition and wellness.
interns participate in unique leadership training that develops
core competencies in communication, conflict resolution, managing
stress and team building. This prepares interns to effectively
face the myriad of challenges of applying the skills and concepts
learned during the internship and of promoting sustainable
change at a local level.
& Spice Park, 24801 Southwest 187th Avenue, Homestead,
(305) 247-5727 http://www.floridaplants.com/fruitspice.htm
Established in 1944, the Fruit & Spice Park
is a tropical paradise nestled in the heart of the Redland Historic
District, just 35 miles south of Miami. Surrounded by thousands
of acres of tropical agriculture, the Park is a showcase for
South Florida's agricultural community. Over 500 varieties of
exotic fruits, herbs, spices and nuts from throughout the world
are found in this lush 30-acre garden. Fruit & Spice Park
now houses both the largest bamboo and banana variety collections
in the United States. Spend an hour or a day at the only public
garden of its kind in America!
Drylandscope Adam White, Executive Director
710 Gaskill Street, SE Atlanta, Georgia 30316-1116 USA
telephone/fax at (1) 404-223-3699 Or info(at)drylandscope.org. http://www.drylandscope.org/
As a result of the incredible challenges posed
by widespread land degradation in drylands, there is a tremendous
need to develop new methods that will provide alternatives to
existing, potentially unsustainable land use management practices.
In order to support the development and implementation of appropriate
systems, we have established this resource to serve as a platform
for the accumulation and refinement of knowledge pertinent to
the needs of primary stakeholders in affected drylands. Our
initial intended audience is practitioners, researchers, and
their supporters engaged in the work of sustainable agriculture
and ecological rehabilitation in the drylands context. It is
our hope that by encouraging diverse entities to collaborate
in the growth of this website, the continuing work of individuals
and organizations internationally may derive direct benefit
from its content.
Habitat Design LLC, Clayton Preston, AIA
Conservation Community Planning & Design
483 Moreland Ave Suite #4 Atlanta, Georgia 30307
FAX 404-525-4201 404-525-4828
A Permaculture Teaching Farm, located in central GA,
is the home of Bob Burns, Permaculture Design Course graduate
and teacher, and his partner, Jill Shealy. Together they form
CeGaPI, http://cegapi.tripod.com/ Central GA Permaculture Initiative,
an educational adventure.
"As people interested in living a sustainable lifestyle,
we wish to rejuvenate and care for this special piece of land,
live by permaculture principles-creating a “closed loop”
(as much as possible) of resources and waste. It is our goal
to pass the principles of sustainability, organics and permaculture
on to others who wish to learn, here on the farm, in an informal
“hands-on” setting, and throughout the state of
Georgia and the southeast.
Contact info: ph: 478-932-8175 or email: email@example.com
Permaculture: An Alliance of Permaculture Designers and
Teachers who are working to bring Permaculture principles to
the state of Georgia. The Georgia Permaculture website is a
great way to keep up with anything having to do with Permaculture
going on in Georgia, or in the Southeastern US. Our website
To submit events, please email georgiapermaculture [at] gmail.com
Georgia Permaculture Institute (CeGaPI): Located near Milledgeville,
GA, CeGaPI is a 40 acre Permaculture site and private homestead
begun in 2005. Bob Burns and Isabel Crabtree, PDC graduates
and now designers and teachers, are applying their knowledge
to live sustainably and create a permaculture demonstration
site. "We hope to rejuvenate and care for this piece of
land, live by permaculture principles-creating a "closed
loop" (as much as possible) of resources and waste. It
is our goal to pass the principles of sustainability, organics
and permaculture on to others who wish to learn, here on the
farm, in an informal "hands-on" setting, and throughout
the state of Georgia and the southeast. Our website is http://www.georgiapermaculture.com/CEGAPI.html
Internships available Spring and Fall. Tours available for larger
groups with ample notice. Contact info: email: cegapi1 [at]
consulting and workshops. Fred & Mary Beth Tanner
offer design services, have a permaculture demonstration site
and an eco-friendly bed & breakfast inn in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Valenzuela, permaculture designer & educator, formerly
on Hawai'i Island, now on Maui in the vicinity of Haiku
P/C Institute & Harmonious Earth Research (HER) Marianne Scott, PO Box 1805, Kihei, Hawaii, HI 96753.
Ph: int+ 1 808 879 0930
PO Box 1178, Pahoa, HI 96778,
We are a 25 acre permaculture education center located on the
Big Island of Hawaii offering three week certification courses.
We include Feng Shui, Tai Chi, and Ecopsychology in our courses,
and try to balance classroom time with field trips to explore
the islands as well as "hands in the dirt" experience.
Community Permaculture Internships and Work Trades (click
the link for more info or email / phone us) firstname.lastname@example.org
808-443-4076 We are a small, family style, egalitarian, intentional
permaculture community on the big island of Hawai'i, working
together closely as a means to health, relationship vitality,
economic stability, personal and spiritual growth. INTERNSHIPS
cost $725 for one month, and run three times a year; summer,
fall, and winter. Our internship program increases the focus
on learning. In addition to your daily participation in community
life and immersion in permaculture activities, we have classes
in non-violent communication, co-counseling and other modalities
that increase emotional awareness and provide tools for relationships
and community living. WORK TRADE: Work traders participate in
our community life along with us, and pay only for food, which
we all eat and prepare together. Work trade is available year
round. 14 hours per week in work parties with others, and $12
per day=$360/ month.
Hawaii Po Box 5167, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, HI.
Ph: int+ 1 808 929 9028
A Raw Food Permaculture Homestead and Resource Center in
RR 2, Box 331, 1 14-266 Papaya Farm Road, Pahoa, HI 96778
Tel: (808) 965-9988
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Harvest Richard Kuhnel - Ecological & Sustainable Design,
307 Church St., Sandpoint, ID 83864 www.gentleharvest.org
email@example.com USA - 208 - 255 2440
Gentle Harvest seeks to provide resources that empower people
and communities to create sustainable ways of living, walking
gently and harvesting respectfully.
Nestled in the Snake River Canyon a very special project is
An enterprise that weaves together the elements of climate,
flora, animals, water and soil management
and human needs to create intricately connected and productive
communities that are socially just,
ecologically sustainable and economically viable.
If you have questions, concerns and ideas and/or wish to be
included on the Idaho Permaculture e-mail list
please contact James Reed (208) 720-0673 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.idahopermaculture.com/
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| PO Box 1011 | Alton, IL 62002-1011 | email@example.com
Working to protect the hardwood forests of America's heartland.
Midwest Permaculture is a business created and owned
by Bill and Becky Wilson of Stelle (30 year residents)
with the goal of promoting more sustainable ways of
living and providing quality permaculture education
and training. 125 Crescent Lane, Stelle, IL 60919
Bill Wilson 815-256-2215
Becky Wilson 815-256-2214
Wayne Weiseman 618-713-0537
Mark Shepard 608-627-TREE
Permaculture Project works to help build the proper
eco-skills necessary in all areas of life. Our vision
is to make sure that all of our students and clients
are eventually able to read directly from the very Book
of Nature herself. Care and love of the environment
are at the core of our work: ethics and values grow
naturally out of these practices: care of the earth,
care of people, ethical surplus distribution, building
an ecological-human support base. One can come to understand
the inherent connection between Nature, humanity and
society, revealing that every thought, word and action
carries consequences. Each person shares responsibility
for the development of another. The Permaculture Project
believes that education focuses our efforts to answer
life’s fundamental questions. Learning the answers
to these questions is best encouraged through love,
nurturing, cooperation and reverence for all life.
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Patterns for Abundance Design and Consulting
5421 E. King's Rd., Bloomington, IN 47408.
Peter Bane &
Keith Johnson are
experienced permaculture site designers and teachers.
We have been providing consulting advice and design
for 24 years. With a wealth of experience in temperate
climate permaculture systems we can offer a range of
consulting services to regional and distant clients.
We have served clients in Alabama, California, Colorado,
Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,
Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania,
Tennesee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Argentina, Chile,
Canada, Trinidad-Tobago, and elsewhere.
We bring a broad range of experience
to guide you through the process of creating abundant,
whole system yields for your property, family, or community.
By applying fundamental ecological principles and careful
attention, we work to reveal, reevaluate, map, list,
measure and magnify the abundance already present or
potential in your landscape, ecosystem, watershed, or
bioregion. We can also identify the "leaks" (of energy,
$, water, species, or nutrients) in your system and
suggest essential "repairs" necessary to regenerate
Hills provides design services, coordinates implementation
of those designs, and provides a framework for related
businesses reflecting the passion and creativity of
the designer, Rhonda Baird. By providing detailed, practical
design and practices based in sound ecological principles,
Sheltering Hills Design seeks to enhance your life and
the world around you. rhonda.kb[at]comcast[dot]net
and Roses Nursery (and gardens), Bloomington, IN
Salem Willard and Jonas Carpenter. Bread and Roses is
surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest. We look to
the forest for answers and inspiration. With a focus on
species that serve multiple functions in the landscape
we carry a wide range of perennial trees and shrubs, herbs,
berries, flowers and so much more. We utilize the design
principles and ethics of Permaculture to propagate and
grow plants in a manner that gives back to the surrounding
ecosystem. We do this by planting at least one of every
species in the gardens of the Will Holler Homestead. We
also strive to build resilience in our local community
by giving away tons of information with every plant! (Sorry,
no mail order)
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreadandRosesNursery/timeline
Edible Eden (Jami Scholl) will take a palette
consisting of fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, brambles,
vines, herbs, and flowers to assist you in the creation
of a tasteful work of art in your yard. A design and step-by-step
implementation plan are created for the client for urban
homesteads, potager or Permaculture designs. A needs assessment
is used to determine the client’s dietary, lifestyle,
and landscaping needs. By using the principles of Permaculture
design and bio-intensive growing methods the goal is to
create a sustainable and resilient system tailored to
the property and lifestyle of the client. Bloomington,
Berry Plants & Hazelbrake Farm - 3267 T.C.
Steele Rd. Nashville, IN 47448 812-988-0579
firstname.lastname@example.org Specializing in Organically
Grown Blueberry, Black berry, and Raspberry Plants http://backyardberryplants.com/
All of our plants are grown without the use of chemical
pesticides, fungicides, or fertilizers. We use alfalfa
and kelp meal, worm castings, rock minerals, fish emulsion
(OMRI certified), and compost as our fertilizers. We also
sell soil amendments.
Farm. Permaculture-based consulting,
education and stock for today’s homesteader. Esprí
and Darren Bender-Beauregard, 1668 E CR 100 N, Paoli,
We began Brambleberry Farm in the fall of 2003 on land
that we share with Esprí’s parents in the
beautiful hills of Southern Indiana. Our garden beds
lie on old meadow land that has not been touched by
plow or tiller for over 30 years. Instead of plowing
up the sod using heavy machinery, we created garden
beds using no-till methods. We never use synthetic pesticides
or fertilizers on our gardens, and follow organic farming
methods. We believe that food should be healthy and
nutritious not only to the consumers, but also to the
provide consulting services in the following areas:
Permaculture design for urban or suburban home landscapes
or rural homesteads. This includes edible landscaping.
Design consulting for natural building, including straw
bale and slip straw.
Energy efficient home design and energy efficient home
Backyard chicken and other poultry systems.
Kreilkamp took her Permaculture
Design Course in 2006 in Bloomington, IN. In November
2008, she decided to go out on a financial limb and
buy the property next door in order to sponsor a community
permaculture garden in the Green Acres Neighborhood.
She chroncicles the evolution of this project at http://tendrepress.com/category/ongoing-blogs/urban-farmstead/
as "an ongoing report on the origins, difficulties,
thrills, successes, failures, and whatever else comes
up, as a group of people grope toward manifesting a
collective vision during the great global descent into
a far simpler way of life that, depending on our level
of awareness, will create either coherence or chaos."
Magazine is the successor to Crone Chronicles
which ended publication in 2001. Back issues of some
Crone Chonicles issues are available on the BBI
Media store. Crone
Magazine, was relaunched as a quartely print
magazine in 2008 with Ann as the original Founding Editor
at the helm and a new publisher, Anne Niven, of SageWoman
magazine. This site archives articles from and and offers
for sale back
issues of this potent little "Journal of
Conscious Aging" that ran from 1989 through
2001 and was twice
nominated for Utne Reader awards.
is also active with Crones Counsel, www.cronescounsel.org ,
a site for elderwomen who wish to counsel with each
other at annual five-day gatherings that include personal
storytelling, workshops, handmade crone art and crafts
for sale, croning ceremonies, etc.
is a new micropress that specializes in spiritual autobiographies.
The first book published in 2007, This Vast Being:
A Voyage of Grief and Exaltation, documents Ann's
multidimensional journey through the first year after
her husband's sudden death.
for Sustainable Living, 521 W. Kirkwood #1, Bloomington,
email@example.com Phone: (812)332-8796 Fax: (812)337-8892
It is the mission of the Center to make available information,
services, projects and networking opportunities for
those interested in exploring ecologically sustainable
ways of thinking, living and interacting in our community.
Sponsor of the local / regional Bioneers Conference. http://www.bloomington.in.us/~csl/index.html
Kencove Farm Fence, Inc., 113 West
5th Street, Earl Park, IN 47942 http://kencove.com/enet.htm Phone : 800 536-2683 or 724 459-8991 FAX : 724 459-9148
Movable electric fencing for your chicken / rabbit /
goat tractors. Also shipping from : Kencove Farm
Fence, Inc., 344 Kendall Road, Blairsville, PA 15717-8707
PO Box 210, Oldenburg, Indiana 47036 USA
Nagar Farm 1860 Woodland Drive Fairfield, Iowa 52556 Tel 515-469-5240
Surya Nagar Farm is developing small farms in Iowa and
Hawaii based on Permaculture principles. http://solarfarm.com/
for Simple Living "Equipping people of faith to challenge consumerism,
live justly and celebrate responsibly" Resources for responsible
living since 1973
5312 Morningside Ave., P.O. Box 2787, Sioux City, Iowa
712/274-8875 or 800/821-6153 * Fax: 712/274-1402
Gerald Iversen, National Coordinator
Times Permaculture Garden 11700 NE 64th
St., Elkhart, IA 50073 Jeff Hall
Education and practical experience in sustainable living
and creating sustainable communities
Lonnie Gamble, 1860 Woodland Drive, Fairfield IA. 52556
At our facilities in Fairfield, we offer a 10 week summer
program scholarships available, and a 2 week permaculture
design certification course. A one year technical certificate
in sustainable community design is under development.
Our sister organization The Wilder Institute offers international
programs in Central America.
641 469 5240 http://www.biggreensummer.com/
people, land and community are as one, all three members
prosper; when they relate not as members but as competing
interests, all three are exploited. By consulting nature
as the source and measure of that membership, The Land
Institute seeks to develop an agriculture that will
save soil from being lost or poisoned while promotiong
a community life at once prosperous and enduring.
in 2001, the Prairie Writers Circle brings together
writers in Kansas and nationally who produce newspaper
op-ed commentary to encourage wider public awareness
of ecological and sustainability issues important to
the Land Institute's mission.
The Kansas division of the circle comprises leaders
of the state's environmental organizations along with
others interested in focusing attention on the ecological
problems of Kansas. Essays from this group go to Kansas
newspapers, both daily and weekly. Members of the national
division focus on similar issues but on a broader scale.
The national group's work goes to large newspapers across
the nation as well as selected smaller markets.
Knoll Farm is a Holistic Equestrian Center Dedicated
to Equine and Human Life Enhancement. Pine Knoll Farm
is an educational boarding, teaching
and rehabilitation facility and the home of The Four
Harmony Foundation registered 501(c)(3) not for profit
foundation. Our goal is to support state-of-the-art
equine facilities and the development of a broad range
of educational and experiential programs. http://www.pineknollfarm.net/index.htm Four Harmony
Foundation's mission is: To offer learning opportunities
which meet students’ life needs; To provide a caring
environment which supports learning and development;
To contribute to the health and unity of humans and
horses; To value our environment and bring us closer
to nature. Seeking qualified farm
personel to develop profitable Permaculture-based agriculture
single moment of understanding can flood a whole life
Pine Knoll Farm, Inc. P.O. Box 75 Bryantsville, KY 40410
tel: 859 548 4162 fax: 859 548 2628 Farm Manager: Trina
McGuire, The Four Harmony Foundation, 9863 Lexington
Road, Lancaster, KY 40444 tel: 859 548 4162 fax: 859
Springs Farm/ Susana's Organics Salamander Springs Farm
was founded in 1999 on 98 acres of hardwood Appalachian
forest south of Berea, Kentucky. It is a rural community
committed to local sustainablity and ecologically sound,
cooperative living. Approximately 6 open acres comprise
fields, orchard, gardens and pastures, which are being
developed for this enterprise based on permaculture principles.
We are not
able at this time to accomodate paid internships at
Salamander Springs Farm, but welcome work-exchanges
for food & rustic accomodations on the farm, such
as WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) and college
service learning programs. Farm conditions are rustic
(camping, no electric, outdoor shower and compost toilet). http://www.localharvest.org/farms/M5606
Salamander Springs Farm P.O. Box 354, Berea, KY 40403
Susana Lein 859-893-3360
Kentucky State University is the lead institution for
aquaculture in Kentucky, and one of the premier programs
in the nation. Involvement of on-site students in relevant,
real-world research is emphasized. Outreach through video
and Web-based courses are available.
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New Orleans Louisiana (NOLA)
is a portal for those interested in networking with like
minded Permaculture designers. We strive to meet the various
needs of the gulf south's eco-systems and people through
grassroots action. We meet periodically for potlucks,
idea shares, and classes.
a sustainable landscaping company dedicated to greening
New Orleans. Our unique landscape design, consulting,
installation and maintenance services will empower you
to reunite with your food, water and soil while adding
value and beauty to your home. Through our native &
edible garden designs, organic landscape practices, cistern
rain harvest technology, and artisan soil production,
we facilitate adaptation to regional environmental challenges.
firstname.lastname@example.org 504.957.7706 or 504.274.8774
Good Life Center (previously Helen and Scott Nearing's
372 Harborside Road Harborside ME 04642 (207) 326-8211
51 Doyle Road, Whitefield, ME 04353
PHONE: (207) 549-5978 email@example.com
A place where people come to see, experience and learn
how to achieve an organic and creative way of living.
Our permaculture demonstration gardens are the heart of
many facets of knowledge we have gathered and pass on
to those who wish to share and understand the wonder of
natures' mysterious journeys. Humustacia Gardens events,
courses, workshops, or travel can empower you to take
a step out of the maze of this life and onto the labyrinth
path of enjoyable, creative and sustainable living.
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Community 21300 Heathcote Rd. Freeland,
Phone: (410) 343-3478 (DIRT) http://www.heathcote.org/
Heathcote is an intentional community located 30 miles
north of Baltimore, MD and 20 miles south of York, PA.
It is nestled in a narrow wooded stream valley on a
44 acre community land trust. We are committed to creating
a permaculture demonstration site at Heathcote Community
where we can live sustainably in balance with the Earth
and guide others on this path. We strive to foster gender
balance and a diversity of culture, spirituality and
thought. The Heathcote Conference Center helps us to
maintain an interconnectedness to the larger society
through education and community outreach.
Roof Service, LLC
9 Lockhart Circle Apt. J, Forest Hill, MD 21050
Tel. 443-345-1578 Fax: 443-345-1533 http://www.greenroofservice.com
Logic Helping companies and communities
prosper by embedding the laws of nature at the heart of
enterprise. Natural Logic provides Strategic Consulting,
Design Services, Productivity Assessments & Enabling Technologies
that help companies build profit and competitive advantage
through exceptional environmental performance. Bill Reed
20 Woodland Street Arlington, MA 02476 Main Phone: 781-483-3040
Cell Phone: 617-797-6099 Fax: 781-394-4671
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1431 Duffield Rd, Flushing, MI, ALMAR FARM &
ORCHARDS is a 4th-generation owned & operated produce
& livestock farm. 500 acres of organic & conventional
grown fruits and vegetables, maple wood lots and pasturesl.
Artshram fosters alternative
education through a unique combination of permaculture
principles, visual, musical and puppet artistry, service
to the natural world and inclusive social activism. We
provide programs which inspire and educate people of all
ages to live creatively and in harmony with nature. Learn
more about us through our blog!
Southeastern Michigan Permaculture Guild
is composed of local designers and members interested
in learning more about permaculture in our area. Its purpose
is to share knowledge about practices in our region; interconnect
designers, advocates, volunteers, and clients; and showcase
the projects completed by Guild members.
Peace Center is a non-profit
education center teaching sustainable agriculture and
nonviolence. Our 212 acre farm is a model of small-scale,
diversified, sustainable agriculture and includes a 3-acre
organic produce garden with 36-share vegetable CSA; a
Multi-Farm CSA offering products from other local sustainable
producers (SARE project); 2200-tap maple syrup operation;
permaculture greenhouse heated by 50 laying hens (SARE
project); sustainable forest management with WoodMizer
rough-cut lumber production; pastured poultry (1000/yr)
with MDA licensed Mobile Poultry Processing Unit (SARE
project); rotational grazing of draft horses and Jersey
cows; small apiary and orchard; meat rabbits with vermicomposting
bins; value-added woodworking projects; overall permaculture-type
design; youth-at-risk apprenticeships and hands-on internships.
We are currently looking for a full-time farm manager,
skilled in the areas listed above.
5745 North M-66, East Jordan,MI 49727 Rick
& Tracy Meisterheim 231-536-0333
Gardens is a project of
social and agricultural change. We are committed to providing
our local foodshed with fresh, all natural vegetables,
flowers and herbs. We employ principles of permaculture,
organic growing (not yet certified), natural materials
building (timberframe, strawbale, cordwood masonry, etc.)
and solution-oriented communication regarding personal
and global challenges. We offer on-farm sales as well
as delivery to local restaurants and residents with our
6 foot bike trailer. We also sell our produce at the Boyne
City, Harbor Springs and Traverse City Farmers Markets
(generally BC and HS wednesdays and Saturdays during early-mid
summer and TC later in the summer). We invite you to tour
our living model and offer short and longer term internships
in gardening, cooking and food preservation, building,
marketing, media and other fields. Please call for on-the-farm
sales and personalized or group tour times. We currently
have a few CSA worker shares available for the remainder
of this amazing season! 904 Blackbird Road,
Petoskey,MI 49770 Michael Everts / Matt Pierle
Consumers Association Ronnie Cummins
6114 Hwy 61 Little Marais, Mn. 55614
Tel. 218-226-4164 Fax 218-226-4157 http://www.organicconsumers.org/
Our website is the largest and most popular website in
the country dealing with issues of food safety, genetic
engineering, and organic agriculture. To subscribe to
the OCA's free electronic newsletter, BioDemocracy News/Organic
View, go to the OCA website
Dunbar Ortman - National Field Organizer
Organic Consumers Association 3547 Haines Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811 (218) 726-1443 (218) 726-1446
Research Institute - Cold Climate | PO
Box 22508 | Robbinsdale, MN 55422 | 651.451.1716
The Permaculture Research Institute for Cold Climate promotes
the creation and refinement of sustainable models of human
settlement in cold temperate climates.
Research Institute of the USA, 8040 2nd
Ave South, Bloomington, MN 55420
The Mission of the Permaculture Research Institute USA
is to work with communities worldwide, to expand the knowledge
and practice of integrated sustainable agriculture using
the whole-systems approach of Permaculture Design. This
will provide solutions for permanent abundance by training
local people to become leaders of sustainable development
in their communities and countries.
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Footprints is a permaculture consultancy run by Akia
and Rebecca Chabot located in Vicksburg, Mississippi,
USA. We offer affordable consulting services to the local
area, and we run courses on permaculture and sustainable
2525 Confederate Avenue, Vicksburg, MS 3918o
phone - (601) 636-4302
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Permaculture Group Founded in December 2008, we are centered in
Fayetteville, Arkansas but anyone in the region is welcome
to join. Our purpose is to form a community for sharing
knowledge and building skills. When possible, we look
at the larger system through a permaculture design lens.
But our immediate focus is practical: doing small projects
that demonstrate how to live well with less. Our model
is learning by doing.
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Living Systems, PO
Box 53, Victor, Montana 59875 (406) 642-3601 http://www.sustainablelivingsystems.org/
A non-profit organization with an affiliated permaculture/conservation
farm in the Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, demonstrating
an environmentally responsible approach to food production,
shelter and collective living, and working to build a
Local Food System in the valley.
A. Woods 3918 N 23 ST, OMAHA, NE 68110-172818 402-932-6083
Permaculture farming 7 acres. The 7 acres currently owned
are planted up. The mature timber trees are being harvested
and replaced with nut and fruit trees, etc. Another adjoining
acre will be purchased over the next year. This acreage
includes two houses that will need to be converted to
the permaculture lifestyle as well as continuing the conversion
of my own home.
Sprouts: An Inner-City Gardening Project 40th & Franklin Streets
Office: Annex 4 UNMC Complex
PO BOX 31593, Omaha, NE 68131
In Omaha, Nebraska, community members, students, neighbors,
and gardeners are working together to turn neglected inner-city
vacant lots into beautiful, safe, and productive gardens.
Volunteers gather to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers
using sustainable organic gardening methods. http://www.omahasprouts.org/
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Michael is author of best-selling The
Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist,
320 pages, $40.00. Michael offers a private consultation
service for people seeking direct insights into successful
is author of The Village Herbalist: Sharing Plant
Medicines with Family and Community, 335 pages,
$24.95. Nancy also offers Wellness Consultations These
holistic sessions can give insights and information
on incorporating nutrition, herbs, and other natural
remedies into your life to build overall health and
to correct imbalances.
Both books may be ordered from Heartsong Farm Healing
Herbs, RFD 1 Box 275, Groveton, NH 03582. 603-636-2286
Woods We are in the creation stage of a sustainable agro-forestry
based nature center. 250 acre, potential micro hydro system,
composting toilets and all the goodies in the permaculture
David Wichland 39 Concord Rd. Keene, NH 03431 603-352-7894
Jacke Dynamics Ecological Design
Site Planning - Landscape Design - Construction - Education
56 High St., Keene, NH 03431
603-357-8899 FAX 603-357-6556
Greenfire, 373 Peacham Rd, Center Barnstead,
New Hampshire 03225-3833
Bruce Shearer & Carolyn Namaste, also see: http://directory.ic.org/813/Namaste_Greenfire
We are a small circle of friends living on 47 acres
of land in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire.
We envision and are working for a Permaculture Learning
Center and Cohousing Ecovillage on this land. We hope
to attract folks who can learn, teach and practice designs
that bring us closer to a sustainable future. We see
this as a form of secular religion. Harmony with each
other and with the natural world is our intention. We
hope this vision will network itself to the entire world.
Trina Paulus, 86 Elm Street, Montclair NJ 07042, USA
Ph: int+ (1) 201 746 8715
505-471-6338 | Santa Fe, NM
Do you care about the earth and maintaining its ecological
balance? Are you convinced that high-quality, locally
grown food leads to a healthier society? Would you like
to help educate people about more natural ways of living
you have an interest in sustainable living, then we’d
like to invite you to join the Permaculture Guild in
our mission to support the permaculture community and
encourage the spread of more conscious ways of growing
and distributing healthy, nourishing foods and promoting
the use of renewable sources of energy
Innovations offers the highest quality consulting
services in agriculture and natural resource management.
Agricultural Innovations is HUB Zone certified small
business concern with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico
and Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Structures, Danny Buck, 1594 A San Mateo Lane, Santa
Fe NM 87505
Ph: int+ (1) 505 988 2202 Fax: int +(1) 505 988 2289
Tree PC Inst., PO Box 4302, Fairview, NM 87533, USA.
Ph: int+1 505 753 6590
Box 3702, Santa Fe NM, 87501
Environmental Design Concepts;
"A Permaculture Company"
Institute represents over twenty years of permaculture
work in education, design, and practice around the world.
It features the work of its founder, Scott Pittman,
one of the most renowned teachers in the US, who taught
in over 16 countries worldwide in the past 25 years,
six of them with co-founder of permaculture Bill Mollison.
A regular series of site-based Permaculture Design Courses
is offered by the Institute’s stellar teaching
team, led by Scott.
addition to teaching, the Institute is involved in design
and educational work in several village projects in
Haiti and Equatorial Guinea.www.permaculture.org
Flowering Tree was incorporated in 1989. Its purpose
is to do research and education on all topics that pertain
to the ideas of Permaculture. Permaculture is a way
of looking at the world based on the laws of nature,
It consciously imitates these working ecosystems to
create diverse inter-related cultures.
Flowering Tree was started in Santa Clara Pueblo by:
Roxanne Swentzell, Joel Glanzberg, Brett Bakker.
78 Cities of Gold Road, Santa Fe, NM 87506-0918
P: (505) 455-3037
Drylands Institute PO
Box 3702, Pojoaque NM 87501 Ph. 505-455-0514 www.permaculture.org,
Drylands Institute (PDI) offers a regular series of
courses and learning opportunities in Practical Sustainability
Skills, with focus in Permaculture, Natural Building,
Land & Community Arts, Land and Garden, Community
Building and Renewable Energies. Best of the Permaculture
Drylands Journal publications can be seen online at
our website. PDI features projects in semi-arid and
arid environments, and it networks permaculture communities
and activists in the US Southwest.
Agua Fria, Santa Fe, NM 87505 www.ecoversity.org
The educational process at EcoVersity
is inspired by ecological sensibility and rooted in
applied practice. EcoVersity’s philosophy and
approach encompass the following principles which are
central to the theory and practice of sustainability.
An education at EcoVersity is bioregional in scale,
enabling our senses and feelings to inform intellect
and intuition. Such a view is holistic and grounded
in sensory knowledge of landscape, climate, flora and
fauna. Our practice is rooted in studying land-based
traditions, values and awareness. It affirms the importance
of honoring local knowledge, science and wisdom, in
addition to Western thought and science. Sophisticated
cultural traditions inform contemporary adaptations
such as Permaculture, organic gardening, natural building,
herbal medicine and similar ecological practices. Engaging
in place-specific projects develops tools for transforming
alienated cultures by engaging in ecological and holistic
ways of living, thinking, and acting.
America Latina 723 Allendale Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-989-1695 505-988-9702 fax
PAL’s past, present and future is based on education.
Our primary responsibility is to the next generation.
To make a better world we will continue to establish new
schools, develop new curriculae and to train new teachers.
All our information, reference centers, our technologies,
publications and innovations have been designed to advance
the education of the next generation as leaders for change.
537 Garcia, Santa Fe, NM 87505
HarvestH2O.com is dedicated to the advancement of sustainable
water management practices for individuals, families,
communities, and businesses.
Ecological Design is a full service whole systems
design firm offering regenerative design and development,
project management, education and cutting edge research.
Harmonic Ecological Design works with clients from a broad
range of backgrounds and needs to fully utilize their
site-based resources, turning problems into solutions.
We harness the intelligence, efficiency and elegance of
natural systems to create abundant, regenerative and beautiful
designs based on current solar energy. We serve all phases
of project development from visioning and goal articulation
to site selection, assessment and project management.
Our work is informed by both our clients’ needs
and the qualities of their specific site.
eroland[at]gmail.com, (518) 610-1375
Ethan C. Roland eroland[at]gmail.com
Based in southern Rensselaer County (Town of Nassau),
AppleSeed Permaculture performs land-use consulting
and implementation using Permaculture Design principles.
They specialize in designing and planting locally-adapted
Food Forests, especially to reinvigorate aging, or abandoned
Founder Ethan Roland spent a year traveling around the
world studying the global diversity of apples. He encountered
Permaculture while researching orchard management in
New Zealand, and has completed designs in Mexico, Nicaragua,
the Blue Mountains, and across the Northeast.
Permaculture performs land-use design and consulting
and based on the principles of permaculture design.
We design, teach, and research productive ecosystems
for farms, homes, and communities. Services include:
• Integrated Ecological Agriculture, Whole Farm
Planning, Keyline Design • Site & Master Planning
for Sustainable Developments; Energy, Water, and "Waste"
systems • Orchard, Edible Forest Garden, and Food
Forest Tree Crops Design & Consulting • Presentations,
Workshops, Permaculture Design Courses • Site
Analysis, Property Assessment, and Regenerative Design
AppleSeed Permaculture collaborates with a diversity
of ecological designers and world-changing organizations
to co-create sustainable landscapes, living spaces,
and land-based livelihoods. We perform cutting-edge
research on carbon-sequestering perennial agriculture,
teach permaculture design courses & workshops, and
integrate whole-systems sustainability into all aspects
of our work.
Based in urban Albany, NY, Hudson Valley Natural Building
(HVNB) is a community-based artisan company that focuses
on the application of natural building in the urban setting,
through custom renovation and landscaping, educational
workshops, and community work. HVNB uses natural building
practices and materials as a sustainable alternative to
At HVNB we use local clay, sand, straw, recycled paper,
salvaged wood, and other reclaimed construction waste
to make our custom projects beautiful and sustainable.
As a result, our projects are completely non-toxic, safe,
and inclusive of anyone who wants to join in the fun.
From earthen plasters to garden walls, all of the work
of HVNB is customized to reflect the needs of each client,
community and project, while engendering an atmosphere
of sharing skills.
Since 1973 greenguerillas™ has helped thousands
of people realize their dreams of turning vacant rubble-strewn
lots into vibrant community gardens. Each year we work
with hundreds of grassroots groups throughout New York
City to strengthen underserved neighborhoods through community
gardening. With our help, people grow food, plant flowers,
educate youth, paint colorful murals and preserve their
gardens as vital community centers for future generations.
214 W. 29th St. 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
(212) 402-1121 Fax: (212) 228-6414 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.greenguerillas.org/
Lakes Permaculture Institute http://www.fingerlakespermaculture.org/
, 2962 Swamp Rd., Cayutaville, NY 14805 (607) 527-0607
The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) is an
organization devoted to making permaculture-based education
accessible in our region. We offer opportunities to learn
sustainable, ecological design methods including workshops,
study groups, apprentice programs, and the intensive Permaculture
Design Certification course. FLPCI was founded by Michael
Burns, Steve Gabriel and Karryn Olson Ramanujan in 2005.
Since the beginning FLPCI has been sustained and nutured
by the support of our alumni and volunteers for whom we
are grateful. Visit our website for details regarding
our current offerings.
Permaculture Network: Join an online network connecting
people doing on-the-ground permaculture work in the
Finger Lakes Region and in surrounding areas of New
York, Pennsylvania, Ontario, the Great Lakes, and New
England. Visit http://www.FLXpermaculture.net
Green Phoenix Permaculture is a non profit
public charity that inspires and facilitates individuals
in the Northeastern United States to build an economy
based on care for the earth care for people and the return
will conduct classes, seminars, and community outreach
on Permaculture, natural building, communication and
decision making skills and other related topics. In
addition, we will create a community land trust, which
will acquire property in the region in order to make
it available for organic agriculture, affordable, environmentally
friendly housing and socially and environmentally responsible
small businesses or, to preserve it in its natural state.
8 Epworth Lane, High Falls, NY 12440
Sun Homestead Michael Burns, 2962 Swamp Rd., Cayutaville,
NY 14805 607-227-0316
The Cayuta Sun Homestead is home farm (non-commercial)
used as a site for permaculture education. Michael Burns
along with other members of Finger Lakes Permaculture
Institute are promoting sustainable living and education
in Central New York State. Visit: http://www.cayuta.org
York Permaculture Exchange / Claudia Joseph 375 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
Claudia Eve Joseph, founder of the Permaculture Exchange
moved to New York in 2001 and began working at the Garden
of Union in Brooklyn. As a teacher, gardener and organizer
she practices permaculture in public and private spaces.
She holds two certificates and a Diploma of Permaculture.
She has taught at Merritt College, the Berkeley Ecology
Center and many local nurseries and gardens.
web site: www.permaculture-exchange.org
for Regenerative Culture: ARC is an educational
non-profit co-created by Peter Bane (publisher of the
Permaculture Activist magazine), Lee Barnes, & others.
Our aim is to initiate the creation of regional Permaculture
centers throughout the East to support and coordinate
the development of Permaculture
education and its broader application in the world.
The physical address is PO Box 1303, Waynesville, NC 28786
Ph: 540-344-5013 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/a_r_c_/
Permaculture Designer, Teacher, Consultant with experience
in Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala,
Republic of Georgia, Rwanda and various locations throughout
22 Overbrook Place, Asheville, NC 28805,
Shane, Holistic Clinical Herbalist, Director,
Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine www.blueridgeschool.org
If you are interested in becoming an Herbalist yourself,
take a look at the Summer Weekly or Winter Weekend Herbalist
P.O. Box 898, Asheville, NC 28802
To join the Bountiful Cities Project e-mail list, send
an e-mail to: email@example.com http://www.bountifulcitiesproject.org/about.html
The vision of Bountiful Cities Project is to enliven
and empower self-reliance, cooperation, and a stronger
sense of community through providing an opportunity
to grow, harvest and eat fresh, local produce.
We envision community spaces that serve as models for
sustainability through organic food production, water
conservation, ecological building, community celebration,
and cooperative economics.
This vision is becoming a reality at our two flagship
gardens: a permaculture-based vegetable garden on Pearson
Drive in Montford and the Dr. George Washington Carver
Edible Park at Stevens Lee Community Center which is
home to over 30 varieties of fruit trees and an under
story of berries and medicinal herbs.
Regional Permaculture Network http://sepermaculture.org/
Hosting organization of the SE Permaculture Gathering
Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoutheasternPermaculture/
(to subscribe, simply hit the "Join this Group"
button on the group homepage or email SoutheasternPermaculturefirstname.lastname@example.org
- Janell Kapoor, et. al. phone # 828.252.7701
Kleiwerks is a natural building enterprise in Asheville,
N.C. We specialize in beautiful and functional hybrid
structures incorporating cob, slipstraw, bamboo, timber-frame,
stone, earth plasters, earth roofs, ceramic tile, built-in
fire places and other fine details. In 2001 we are offering
15 workshops. We are also available to build your earthen
home. Check out our website at www.kleiwerks.com.
Guild Charlie Headington, teacher
515 North Mendenhall Street, Greensboro NC 27401, USA
Ph: int +(1) 910 273 7292
Frogs Farm Here at our farm, we raise truly free ranging
chickens for eggs, Alpine goats, ducks, guinea fowl, and
heritage breed turkeys. We have a permaculture demonstration
garden continually in progress, worked by student intern
permaculturists who are currently working at growing cut
flowers. 1321 Yates Store Road, Apex, NC 27523
Gena Ram 919.303.0032
Farm - Harvey Harman R.R. #2, Box 201 Bear Creek,
North Carolina 27207
Permaculture and Sustainable Ag teacher. 1-919-837-5805
Small Farms A sustainable agriculture website for farmer,
gardeners, educators, and consumers hosted by NC Cooperative
Extension Svc. Debbie Roos, Ag Extension Agent, Chatham
Co. Center www.ces.ncsu.edu/chatham/ag/SustAg/index.html
- Biological Pest Managment Co Dr. Richard C. McDonald
194 Shull’s Hollar, Sugar Grove NC 28679;(828)
297-BUUG (2884) http://www.drmcbug.com/
Symbiont Biological Pest Management Company currently
has ongoing consultancy projects with several clients,
including Wilcox Natural Products, the USDA, and the
governments of China and Portugal. In 1999, Dr. McDonald
joined forces with Jim Kluttz of the Beneficial
Insect Company (see the listing below) to help form
the Carolina Bug Farm , which will custom rear beneficials
for regional needs. It is the long term goal of Symbiont,
Carolina Bug Farm, and The Beneficial Insect Company
to assist local farmers and landowners in utilizing
beneficial insects and other least-toxic control measures
in order to implement a more sustainable agriculture.
Richard C. McDonald, Education
B.S. Agriculture/IPM Univ. of Mo.-Columbia 1982
Worked for 1 year as a technician at the USDA Biological
Control Laboratory in Columbia, MO; then pursued an
M.S.: M.S. Entomology Univ. of Mo.-Columbia 1986 "The
Status of the Musk Thistle Flowerhead Weevil, Rhinocyllus
conicus (Froelich) as a Biological Control Agent of
Musk Thistle in Missouri"
Awards: Phillip C. Stone Award for Outstanding Achievement
in Entomology - 1986; C.V. Riley Award of Merit
Ph.D. Entomology Va. Polytechnic Inst. & State
Univ. 1990 "The Impact of the Microbial Pesticide
Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies kurstaki on Hymenopterous
Parasites of the Imported Cabbageworm, Pieris rapae
(L.) in Broccoli."
Awards: David R. Spence Fellowship Award for Outstanding
research in sustainable agriculture.
From 1990 to 1997, Dr. McDonald was Biological Control
Administrator and State Apiarist for the North Carolina
Department of Agriculture in Raleigh, NC.
In November of 1996, he and his wife of 14 years,
Kate Cahow, moved to Sugar Grove, NC, to realize their
shared dream of living and working in the mountains,
and creating Symbiont Biological Pest Management.
Beneficial Insect Co., PO Box 119, Glendale
Springs, NC 28629
It's a BUG EAT BUG world out there.
Let us introduce you to
our Natural Born Killers!
Professional gardeners, greenhouse owners, farmers, and
all types of growers utilize our beneficial insects as
their primary form of pest control. Managing pest insects
and mites by using their natural enemies against them
is one of the oldest and most successful methods of pest
control known and utilized by man. Beneficials are harmless
to people, plants, and animals. They are born to hunt,
capture, and consume your pest insects!
We offer biological controls on a wide range of pests
that are commonly found on farms and stables, in fields,
gardens, greenhouses, and orchards: Aphids, worms &
caterpillars, spider mites, thrips, greenhouse whiteflies,
flies, mealybugs, sweet potato whiteflies, mosquitoes,
fire ants, grasshoppers, broadmites, and many more!
Carolina Market! http://ourcountyharvest.com/CarolinaMarket/
This website is a resource. It is a dynamic, ever-changing
and up-to-the-minute "virtual Farmers' Market"
for the local exchange of agricultural products and services.
It is an online marketplace that utilizes the convenience
of the internet to provide local producers and buyers
with a contact point for commerce and real-time buying
and selling transactions.
http://www.madisonfarms.org Madison Farms was created thanks to
grants provided in large part by GoldenLEAF and the Rural
Internet Access Authority. This site's purpose is to provide
information to consumers and tourists about Madison County,
create and maintain a list of farms operating in the county,
provide farmers with Web marketing tools, and encourage
the use of technology and e-commerce.
SOUTHERN ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT EXPO The Western N.C. Agricultural
Center near Asheville.
The Southern Energy & Environment Expo is an annual
event designed to showcase renewable energy and sustainable
economics in a context of responsible environmental stewardship.
By working together in a cooperative spirit, we CAN make
a difference for the future of our children and our planet.
Scientist East Coast Compost, LLC,
101 Woodhaven Road, Asheville, North Carolina 28805
(828) 254-7418 email@example.com
Dakota (help us
find contacts for this region, please)
Loria, CW Waterworks, Inc.
3590 Cummings Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
I do ecological design work through my business CW Waterworks,
Inc. and am associated with United Plant Savers for Pc
Community Solution is a program of Community
Service, Inc. Community Service is dedicated to the development,
growth and enhancement of small local communities. We
envision a country where the population is distributed
in small communities that are sustainable, diverse and
culturally sophisticated. Community Service was founded
by Arthur E. Morgan, educator, businessman and executive.
He was the first president of the TVA and the president
of Antioch University. We also produced the powerful and
DVD documentary, "The Power of Community
– How Cuba Survived Peak Oil,"
The Community Solution, P. O. Box 243, Yellow Springs,
OH 45387 937-767-2161 or, toll-free 866-767-2161
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.communitysolution.org/
Reformers Useful Plants Nursery, 35715 Nicholson
Hill Rd.,Rutland, OH 45775
Perennials, Prairie Wildflowers, Seeds,
Herbs, Land Use Planning Sustainable Landscaping Services
Hank Huggins 740-742-DIRT(3478)
Oklahoma Food Project, Oscar Romero Catholic Worker
We are creating a local food system based on home gardens
and retail grocery cooperatives that are owned by producers
and consumers. Although not formally educated in a PDC,
we are creating a forest garden on the former lawns
of our working class inner Oklahoma City neighborhood.
We distribute surplus plants and seeds to others to
help their gardens, and have recently acquired two empty
lots in our neighborhood which we intend to develop
as permaculture community gardens. We also distribute
surplus food by feeding homeless people in downtown
OKC who don't live in shelters, and delivering food
to people in need who don't have transportation to get
to a regular food bank. Robert Waldrop, webservant
TIMES: ACCESS TO SUSTAINABLE, SIMPLE, &
Published occasionally to cyberspace by the Oscar Romero
Catholic Worker House,
1524 NW 21st, Oklahoma City, OK 73106, http://www.bettertimesinfo.org/
Robert Waldrop, webservant
Permaculture & Landscape Design is an award-winning
local & organic design-only company specializing in
high-quality professional integration of Permaculture
& Landscape Architecture. Plus estimating through
contractor referral & project supervision. www.ecologiclandscape.com
Permaculture Implementation Group Rick Valley, PO Box 8691, Portland, OR 97286-0291,
USA. Ph: int+ 1 (503) 774 6353
Groves Bamboo Nursery Rick Valley , PO Box 1236, Philomath, OR 97370
Mobile-(541)602-1315, hm.& wk, msg. (541)929-7152
Bamboo catalog $2 or at "Useful Bamboos and other plants‹
Permaculture education‹ Ecological design & consultation
centering on water,landform and horticultural systems"
Fukuoka Farming Website Dedicated to exploring Masanobu Fukuoka's revolutionary
method of sustainable agriculture http://fukuokafarmingol.net/
managed by Larry Haftl in Pleasant Hill, Oregon, USA http://larryhaftl.com/index.html
"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops,
but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."Masanobu
Permaculture / Agro-Ecology Northwest / Cascadia Landscape
Jude Hobbs ,1161 Lincoln St. Eugene, Or. 97401, ph:541-342-1160
email@example.com Jude is a horticulturist, Permaculture
designer, and activist. Since 1982, she has provided whole
system environmental design solutions in urban and rural
settings. As an associate with Agro-Ecology Northwest,
she works with farmers and two eco-labeling organizations,
Salmon Safe and LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology).
has presented permaculture workshops and courses throughout
the West and Hawaii for 17 years, developing curricula
that encompass diverse learning styles. (Via private
venues and at the local Community College.) She has
co-facilitated the Advance Permaculture Certification
Course in Teaching for 6 years.
a way to support local food concerns, Jude is involved
with the Willamette Farm and Food Coalition and Eugene
Permaculture Guild. She has written an OSU Bulletin
(EM: 8721) A Guide to Multi-Functional Hedgerows and
soon to be published: On-Farm Biodiversity Resource
Guide: For Dry lands, Uplands, & the Maritime Northwest.
Not Lawns Promoting peace and sustainability through
permaculture, organic living and community interaction.
This small avant-gardening collective specializes in
seed-saving, kinship gardening, permaculture design
and subversive education. PO Box 42174, Eugene, OR 97404
(541) 343-4673 www.foodnotlawns.com
We hold free monthly educational meetings that are open
to everyone the 3rd Monday of each month. We offer classes,
workshops, and other activities as time and public interest
warrant. In addition to permaculture gardening techniques,
we explore topics such as water catchment systems, ponds
& greywater systems, earth-friendly structures, and
alternative energy sources. We also provide networking
information about other local groups that you can contact
for more information about these topics.
Portland Permaculture Institute is located
within the city limits of Portland, Oregon. The site includes
vegetable gardens, food forests, rainwater collection,
gathering spaces, and ponds.
Our goal is to demonstrate and teach in ways that enable
people to develop the understanding and skills necessary
to move toward a more sustainable life on the planet.
Toward that goal, we offer Permaculture Design Certification
and workshops on permaculture related topics.PMB #101
3527 NE 15th Ave Portland, OR 97212 503.293.8004
"NorthWest" (Designing Alliances with Nature)
Joelee Joyce,email: firstname.lastname@example.org
web site: http://www.caneloproject.com/dawn
Sustainable Living for a Better World
have relocated in Oregon and are developing an "urban
homestead"/permaculture site! see story on http://www.caneloproject.com/dawn
And once again, as land steward and instructor, we hope
to live and demonstrate a way to live on the Earth in
a way that takes care of the Earth, and people, and can
produce a surplus to share. A conscious effort is made
to introduce ways of thinking about the design of an entire
site, while building and gardening and conserving water
and other resources. All the elements will serve many
functions, and each is a part of the design of the “whole
site”. Using permaculture strategies, we will offer
consultations on whole site design, & sustainable
living techniques, which includes building with natural
materials, as well as rain water harvesting, food forests
and gardens, land and building restoration & more.
Workshops and training will be offered, as well as general
"how-to do-it-yourself" information and links
to valuable local resources, and materials for building
a real home, creating a continuing and known source of
healthy, organically grown food for your table and to
share with others. We will offer classes (one day and
weekend workshops) on a variety of sustainable living
topics, see "workshops" on the web site for
examples. Classes will also be offered through the Linn
Benton Community College branch in the area. Internships
and work exhange will be offered, please inquire by email.
Peace Guild: Permaculture, Ethnobotany, &
Ancestral Crafts Education
The Childrens PEACE Guild aims to help children walk in
balance through the introduction of Permaculture, Herbalism,
and Nature Awareness. We believe that the key to a sustainable
world resides in the hearts and dreams of future generations.
In addition to classes and playshops located in Eugene,
Oregon, we offer materials for encouraging kids natural
curiosity and supporting their interaction with the environment
through the Childrens
Permaculture Resource Network (CPRN)
showcases the progressive, environmentally sound food
production of beautifully developed intentional ecosystems.
We hope this site will educate, inspire and motivate those
who are interested in exploring the potential of their
EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA PERMACULTURE GUILDhttp://www.meetup.com/permie/
Meet others in Eastern PA (& surrounding areas) who
support Permaculture design for creating more-sustainable
human environments. Everyone welcome, including all regional
residents, friends & supporters! Permaculture offers
practical solutions to many of the problems facing the
world by using ecology as the basis of organizing systems
of food production, housing, technology, economics and
community. Please join us as we cultivate a beautiful,
delicious and healthy tomorrow! We will teach/learn from
each other through lectures, workshops, discussion and
other activities. Contact: Melissa at freethought01 at
mac dot com
Kencove Farm Fence, Inc., 344 Kendall
Road, Blairsville, PA 15717-8707 http://kencove.com/enet.htm
Movable electric fencing for your chicken / rabbit
/ goat tractors
Phone : 800 536-2683 or 724 459-8991 FAX : 724 459-9148
Also shipping from : Kencove Farm Fence, Inc. 113 West
5th Street, Earl Park, IN 47942
For Sustainable Communities 1966 Creek Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-838-2440 info@SustainLV.org We are individuals, organizations, small businesses,
and farmers concerned about the welfare of the Greater
Lehigh Valley. We have come together as the Alliance for
Sustainable Communities – Lehigh Valley, to work
on sustaining and enhancing the quality of life in this
area. http://www.sustainlv.org/ Permaculture Working Group Contact:
Steve Hoog, 610-410-5975, email@example.com
Island (help us
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I trained in permaculture design and began a teaching
apprenticeship at Earthhaven Ecovillage in N.C. in 2006.
I went on to design and co-manage a permaculture-inspired
community garden at USC. I teach a 12 hour Introduction
to Permaculture course each spring in the Columbia area
and am working on a second course in the fall. I continue
to speak publicly and lead sustainability workshops independently
and at the university. When I am not teaching or gardening,
I wrangle three small children and make art.
Dakota (help us
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Lakes Permaculture focuses on educational programming,
research, and demonstration efforts on topics related
to Permaculture. Glacial Lakes Permaculture operates
in collaboration with Project Sustainability @ SDSU,
the SDSU Sierra Club student chapter and other groups
and individuals, both nationally and internationally.
We believes that good Permaculture design can solve
many of the world's most pressing problems and needs,
whether it be in the area of home food production, small-scale
energy, or more broadly as it applies to relocalization.
Tennessee Pc, Gene Monaco, PO Box 11851, Knoxville,
Tennessee 37939 USA
Ph: int+ 1 423-457-4354
Training Center at The Farm & Global Ecovillage Network
POB 90 Summertown TN 38483-0090 USA http://www.gaia.org/ http://ena.gaia.org/
Tel: 931-964-4324 Fax: 931-964-2200
& Ecovillage Network of the Americas
A whole systems immersion experience of ecovillage
living, together with classes of instruction, access to
information, tools and resources, and on-site and off-site
consulting and outreach experiences.
Sequatchie Valley Institute at Moonshadow Route One, Box 304, 1233 Cartwright Loop, Whitwell,
TN 37397 (423) 949-5922 www.svionline.org
The mission of SVI is to offer society an opportunity
to experience and learn about living in harmony with nature
by providing education, art, and research opportunities;
a progressive, dynamic model residence and learning center;
land conservation and restoration; and a vision for attaining
a sustainable future.
Ridge Permaculture, is a family owned and operated
whole systems design firm and educational homestead located
in the Cumberland-Green bioregion of middle Tennessee.
To manifest cultural repair by maintaining a connection
to nature and nurturing that connection in others as well
as establishing healthy relationships in community.
To design functional ecosystems that are modeled after
nature, conserve resources and increase abundance.
To develop and share tools that empower people to be creative
and solution oriented.
To expand awareness of appropriate technology and encourage
use of more ecological built environments.
Bamboo Quarterly /Earth Advocates Research Facility 30
Myers Road Summertown, TN 38483 (615) 964-4151 Cost: $24,
Temperate Bamboo Quarterly is a quarterly publication
from Earth Advocates, a permaculture team run by Sue and
Adam Turtle. It focuses on the bamboo plant which has
unique, multipurpose uses. They also operate a nursery
with dozens of bamboo species.
Fermentation Sandor Ellix Katz, aka Sandorkraut. I am a fermentation
fetishist. I have been fermenting for 10 years and wrote
a book called Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition,
and Craft of Live-Culture Foods. My mission is to propel
more live-culture foods out into our culture. I am on
the lookout for opportunities to demonstrate simple fermentation
techniques, and spread the word about the glorious nutritional
and healing powers of live fermented foods, in workshop
settings and other venues.
Exposure: Natural Building Design and Green Construction Southern Exposure provides quality natural building
design for Austin and the Central Texas region. We’ve
been in the business of natural building for over fifteen
years in central and south Texas. Whether working with
new or existing structures, small or large projects, Southern
Exposure provides design, consultation and construction
for natural houses, farms and additions. Specializing
in energy efficient housing and landscaping, we work closely
"from the ground up" with your particular lifestyle
and need in mind.
Kirby Fry, 1483 County Road 311, McDade, Texas 78650
Pierce teaches Permaculture and gardening in central
Texas and New England. Dick’s experience includes
working on farms, working with Native American tribes
across the US, and running a greenbuilding program for
young people at American Youthworks, a non-profit high
school in Austin. Dick was born and raised in New England
but has called Central Texas home for the past 10 years.
One of his current passions is the “Citizen Gardener”
program, aimed at promoting food self-sufficiency in Austin
through gardening. Contact Dick at www.dickpiercedesigns.com,
dickpiercedesigns AT gmail DOT com, or 512-992-8858.
• Quiet Valley Ranch 3876 Medina Hwy • Kerrville,
Kerrmaculture is the permaculture endeavor of Quiet
Valley Ranch, home of the world famous Kerrville Folk
Festival and Kerrville Wine and Music Festival.
Last Organic Outpost Our purpose is to build community around the
cultivation of our organic vegetable garden East of downtown
Houston, Texas. With time we hope to include more sustainable
and permaculture principles into the garden and into our
broader community. Our vision is to build a garden, learning
from the garden how to grow high-energy food, and wild
edible plants. Joined by others, the Last Organic Outpost
has become a market garden selling to local co-ops and
restaurants, an educational garden for novice and home-schoolers,
and an agricultural park for a place of tranquility in
the midst of the city. See our website for more details!
4507 1/2 Inman, Houston, TX 77020
Joe Nelson Icet www.lastorganicoutpost.com
713 875 9569
Permaculture Guild of Houston http://www.urbanharvest.org/permaculture/index.html
The Permaculture Guild of Houston consists of Permaculture
Design Certificate holders who meet on a regular basis.
The Teaching Guild meets regularly to plan the scheduled
classes and to work out class logistics and needs of the
group as a whole. This may include ongoing or future projects
and long-term goals for the Guild. The Quarterly Guild
meets 4 times a year. The mission of the Quarterly Guild
is to perpetuate the existence and the work of the Guild
by supporting the teaching of Permaculture classes and
community involvement of the Guild. The quarterly meetings
are intended to be an active outlet for current members,
new graduates and interested parties for networking, information
sharing, continuing education and fellowship.
Rhizome Collective http://www.rhizomecollective.org We are a collective that has been given a long-term
rent-free donation of a 9,400 sq. ft. warehouse on the
East Side of Austin. We are working to build the world
we want: to live in, based upon the values of cooperation,
autonomy, self-empowerment, creativity, openness and
mutual aid versus the values of competition, greed and
exploitation upon which the dominant power structure relies
and thrives. The practical application of our work consists
of taking the techniques of sustainability practitioners
and permaculturists, and innovating ways for them to be
used at low or no cost.
300 Allen St., Austin, Tx 78702. (512) 385-3695
Working with Gardens and Orchards to Build Healthy Communities Bob Randall
713-880-5540 Fax # 713-880-5545
1900 Kane St., Houston, 77007
Urban Harvest P.O. Box 980460 Houston, Texas 77098-0460
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Gardens, We are Utah’s
Original Certified Organic Grower and continue to grow
fresh and medicinal herbs for local and national markets.
Please call and harrass us for more information.
Jenny, Susie, Johnny & Steven, 1459 Hoytsville Road,
Dog Holler, Utah 84017 United States
Phone Number: 435-336-2813 Fax Number: 435-336-2331
or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ranui.com/pages/512564/index.htm
Regenerative design, resiliency planning, permaculture
design consulting, courses.
Transition training, land and infrastructure for the post
peak oil age. Farm design.
Permaculture consultant, food security, water systems
Root cellar, greenhouse design, secure home design, rural
Resilient homes & off-grid design. Vermont permaculture
for Social Ecology
1118 Maple Hill Rd. PO Box 89 Plainfield, VT 05667
Inc. is a family owned, multi-generational, pasture-based,
beyond organic, local-market farm and informational outreach
in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.
We produce: Salad Bar Beef, Pigaerator Pork, Pastured
Poultry (Eggs, Broilers, Turkeys), Forage-Based Rabbits,
Forestry Products We are in the redemption business: healing
the land, healing the food, healing the economy, and healing
the culture. Writing, speaking, and farm tours offer various
message venues. http://www.polyfacefarms.com/
Joel & Teresa Salatin, 43 Pure Meadows Lane, Swoope,
VA 24479 540-885-3590
Daniel & Sheri Salatin, 115 Pure Meadows Lane, Swoope,
VA 24479 540-887-8194 FAX: 540-885-5888
Moates Author of The Complete Hydraulic Ram Manual [to order,
send check or money order for 14.95 (US) + 1.90 postage
(or 3.20 for priority mail) to: THE HOMESTEAD PRESS P.
O. Box 440 Floyd, Virginia 24091]
Shiner, Dancing Green, 121 Turtle Rock Dr., Floyd,
Va, 24091 USA
Roots Farm Founded in 2000 by Dave and Lee O'Neill, Radical
Roots Farm produces high quality, ecologically grown vegetables.
We use sustainable methods of farming such as cover cropping,
crop rotation, attracting beneficial insects and applying
compost. Without the use of synthetic chemicals, herbicides
and pesticides, we rely on hand labor and natural cycles
for the healthiest soil and vegetables.3083 Flook Lane,
Keezletown, VA 22832 (540) 810-2587
Dave also teaches Permaculture with Peter Bane and others.
Seven Springs Farmis a
125 acre organic farm in Floyd County, Virginia, USA.
Our philosophy is to steward the land ecologically with
methods that build the fertility of the soil, using organic
fertilizers & biodynamic compost. Our Organic
Farming & Gardening Supply Catalog has a large
variety of Natural Fertilizers, Animal Supplements, Grower's
Supplies, & Seed. The farm is home to a 4 1/2 acre
Supported Agriculture Garden. We host a Work
Apprentice Program designed to teach an individual
a realistic view of what is involved in running an organic
Ph: 540-651-3228 Ron Juftes, 540-651-3226
Polly Hieser, 7springs[at]swva.net
426 Jerry Lane NE, Floyd County, Check, VA 24072
Farm, PO Box 375, Keswick, Virginia 2294
Sharondale offers the following products
and tools for enjoying and cultivating your favorite
gourmet and medicinal mushrooms.
Fresh and dried mushrooms, and value-added mushroom
• Sawdust and grain spawn ready to inoculate logs,
straw or other preferred substrates. Please call or
email for availability of species.
• Inoculation tool kit: includes palm inoculation
tool, 12mm high-speed drill bit with stop, 2lbs of cheese
wax, 4 wax daubers, and 25 aluminum labels. Each item
is available individually. Kits are available with or
without a bag of sawdust spawn.
• Inoculated logs, inoculated woodchips and other
mushroom substrates easy to transfer to your garden.
• Mushroom cultures ready to grow on your own
sterile medium. Please call or email for availability
• Mushroom cloning service. If you find a delectable
local strain of a mushroom and want to capture it for
future use, we will provide you with a pure culture
clone or spawn from that mushroom. Please contact us
for proper handling procedures.
• Mushroom landscaping. Let us design and install
a diversity of mushrooms in your garden or landscape.
useful plants nursery offers food, flower and fiber
plants for your garden. In the spring, we offer culinary
and medicinal herbs and fruiting shrubs.
of Humanity is dedicated to the idea that we become
what we dwell on. That’s why we develop programs
and publish the positive and inspiring stories of what
individuals, groups, and organizations are doing to
improve our world.
Baker, Founder/Executive Director, learned the importance
of helping others through his mother’s volunteer
efforts with food banks and the Head Start program.
Don gives his time to a number of organizations; Daybreak
Star Cultural Center for United Indians of all Tribes
Foundation, Greenpeace, America's Second Harvest, Washington
Book and Braille Library, and the World Rhythm Festival.
Don and Kolea Baker, 7205 28th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA
is dedicated to developing effective creative solutions
for your design, advertising and marketing needs. We
believe great creative services have a foundation of
clear communication and client engagement. That’s
why we listen carefully, and are very open and available
to our clients’ input through the entire creative
over 25 years we have applied our shared experience
to create what experts refer to as the finest permaculture
site in North America. Together we develop and implement
practical solutions for sustainable living while offering
hands-on permaculture courses, workshops, internships,
and more. See our website for details.
Michael Lockman, 2219 41st Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
WE-Design is a landscape firm specializing in edible
landscaping, backyard wildlife habitat, landscaping
for privacy, and water catchment systems.
Michael Lockman founded WE-Design in 1995 to offer
sustainable design and consultation services to private
home and landowners, nonprofit organizations, and municipal
governments. A freelance writer, speaker and occasional
professor, Michael also enjoys conducting workshops
on the practice of permaculture and offers private consultation
for special projects. Michael holds an M.A. in Ecological
of the Trees Society Michael Pilarski
PO Box, 4469, Bellingham, WA, 98227, U.S.A.
Ph: int+ 1 360 738 4972 Fax: int+ 1 360 738 4972 http://www.friendsofthetrees.net/
FRIENDS OF THE TREES SOCIETY (FTS) is
a small, grassroots non-profit which has been operating
continually since 1978— twenty-seven years of
service to the trees and to tree-lovers worldwide. Our
work has touched over 100,000 people so far.
Eco-Living - Cultural & Ecological Designing, People
- Place - Learning - Integration
John Schinnerer, MA http://eco-living.net
3822 24th Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98108 USA 206-725-3571
or HC2 Box 6482, Kea'au, HI 96749, Hawai'i Nation, 808-640-2994
Positive Futures Network, PO Box 10818, Bainbridge
Island, WA 98110
Ph: int+ 1 206 842 0216 Fax: int+ 1 206 842 5208,
Milenko Matanovic, Executive Director, 1400 NW
Maple Street PO BOX 486 Issaquah, WA 98027
Tel. 425.557.6412 Fax 425.557.4662
Pomegranate Center is a non-profit community design and
development organization helping communities utilize their
unique gifts to become more vibrant and humane. We do
this by integrating social, artistic and environmental
perspectives into: 1. the creation of meaningful gathering
spaces, 2. constructive and inclusive community-based
planning, 3. educational outreach, research and training
Robert Mills / Legacy Gardens Organic Gardening, Permaculture & Ecological
Restoration, Consulting ~ Design & Project Management
12918 ne 122nd lane #k-205 ~ Kirkland, Washington 98034
Robert is also one of two full thyme Kitchen Gardeners
at the Herb Farm Restaurant in Woodinville, Washington
For much of the year. The Herbfarm kitchen gardens
and farm supply the restaurant with an ever-changing harvest
of common and unusual produce. Small local growers and
producers provide wild mushrooms, heritage fruits, handmade
cheeses, and rare treasures such as water grown wasabi
root and artisanal caviars. Each day's menu is finalized
only hours before the meal to best track the symphony
of life on the land and sea. Week in and week out the
Herbfarm's 9-course menu brings new delights.
This site is meant to be a gathering point for folks
in Seattle wanting to practice, play with, and learn
more about Permaculture. As many of us are busy spending
our days sowing seeds and helping out with sustainability-oriented
projects, this website can serve as a valuable, free,
easy-to-use resource to support us in our work. http://www.seattlepermacultureguild.org/
For more info send email to email@example.com
To subscribe to our maillist go to: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/seattlepermacultureguild
guilds in the region:
Renton Permaculture Guild: Contact: Craig Paynter at
for Sustainable Community has an interest in
all things that support the concept of sustainable living
and community. http://www.communitysustainable.org/ We Define "Sustainable Community" as a synergistic
way of living, where people and nature are all preserved
and enhanced by thoughtful planning, careful use of resources
and a reverential approach to life. Thus embraced, these
attributes create an environment where all may thrive
for untold generations. Marilene Richardson Also, Snohomish
PO Box 485 Port Townsend, WA 98368
A consortium of teachers / designers/ entrepreneurs created
to promote and support permaculture education and design
around the world. The Wilder Foundation currently has
projects in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, The Bahamas, Hawaii,
and the Pacific NW of the United States. We focus our
efforts in two main areas: permaculture design education
and the establishment of permaculture nurseries. Founded
by Jenny Pell, Douglas Bullock, and Chris Shanks.
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Agriculture Enterprises, Mark L Shepard , P O Box
24 Viola, WI 54664
Offering complete Agroforestry and Permaculture design,
consulting and installation services. Specializing in
cold-hardy systems and woody agriculture utilizing chestnuts
and hazels as staple crops. Experience in all aspects
of Permaculture design from backyards to large farms.
Permaculture Design courses, too.
Village, 10375 County Highway A La Farge, WI 54639
Telephones: P.O. (office): 608-625-4619 Hotel (lodging):
Dreamtime Village is both an informal network of friends
and contacts spread around the country and also a collective
community of residents, buildings and land located in
the Driftless Bioregion of southwest Wisconsin. Our
activities center on permaculture, art, media and learning
how to live sustainably. We welcome visitors but ask
that visitors contact us in advance. It is also a good
idea to familiarize yourself with the website before
visiting. We are actively looking for new interns and
The Caretaker Gazette - Gary C. Dunn, Publisher,
PO Box 540 River Falls, WI 54022-0540
Phone: (715) 426-5500 www.caretaker.org
$29/year. A unique newsletter containing property caretaking
and housesitting opportunities, advice, and information
for property caretakers, housesitters, and landowners.
Published since 1983, it's the only publication in the
world dedicated to the property caretaking field.
Power is a nationwide not
for profit organization and land trust supporting people
from diverse backgrounds and the environments they live
in through the development of community food systems.
Its model program, the Growing Power Community Food Center,
is located on the last remaining farm in the city of Milwaukee.
Demonstrating urban agriculture in action, it features
five greenhouses sheltering exhibits in vermiculture,
aquaculture, aquaponics, hydroponics, horticulture and
much more. Chickens, goats and bees complement permaculture
and market garden demonstrations outside. Community food
system training, farm tours, internships, and weekly purchase
of affordable fresh food available.
5500 West Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee,WI 53218, Hope
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