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Ready to start your
permaculture journey?

Want to make a difference in your community?

 

Start by learning about permaculture in our accessible 1-hr online Intro to Permaculture workshop!

 

Led by experienced women educators, we cover everything from ethics to design tools. With tiered pricing options starting at $15 and accessibility features, everyone can join us on this journey towards a more sustainable future!

All proceeds generated are donations supporting non-profit permaculture education.

 

This progect was created with support from Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund.

Funded by Government of Canada
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Permaculture in Action!


Below are two of our favourite examples of permaculture design in action, showing which design principles were used in their creation. You are welcome to peruse and get inspired!

Permaculture design in action: Sunnyside Piazza!

In a residential Portland neighbourhood, neighbours were complaining of noise, speeding, and abandoned cars. After meetings and workshops facilitated by the organisation City Repair, the community decided to paint a giant sunflower in the intersection. The painting involved residents of all ages and backgrounds, with street performers playing music and a general air of celebration in honour of reclaiming a historic neighbourhood! Over 700 interviews with residents suggest that the community experiences more happiness, health and safety because of the repair! Learn More Here.

 

This project shows the following permaculture design principles in action:

  • Use Edges and Value the Marginal: This community project transforme a marginal space into one bursting with life and colour!

  • Integrate rather than segregate: This project brought together a diverse group of community members, working in collaboration with City Repair and performing artists to create a celebratory “intersection repair” event that would have been too big for a single person or household to complete.

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Permaculture design in action:Pathways to Resilience!

The Pathways to Resilience program used a “permaculture-infused values curriculum” to help formerly incarcerated people rejoin society in a way that gives them support and personal tools to build a positive future for themselves and their community. Participants received culturally appropriate training in social entrepreneurship, gardening, leadership, peer mentorship, and life skills. They received a permaculture design certificate, a stipend in exchange for participation in the program, and participated in projects that gave back to the community through planting trees for a community orchard. The program was directed by permaculture designer and co-founder of the Black Permaculture Network and Earthseed Permaculture Center, Pandora Thomas. Learn more here.

 

This project shows the following permaculture design principles in action:

  • Creatively Use and Respond to Change: This program intersected with a moment of big change in the participants’ lives. In a community where re-incarceration rates are high and community support for people reentering society are low, the program provided targeted support that would positively influence a pivotal life stage for participants.

 

  • Obtain a Yield: It’s always important to receive energy back when you put in the work!! In exchange for their time, participants received financial compensation, support, and mentorship.

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