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Andrew Goodheart Brown
Permaculture Designer, Teacher, Consultant with experience in Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala,
Republic of Georgia, Rwanda and various locations throughout North America.
22 Overbrook Place, Asheville, NC 28805,
“Ensuring the future of agriculture through the genetic conservation and promotion of endangered breeds of livestock and poultry”Why save them?These rare breeds are part of our national heritage and represent a unique piece of the earth’s biodiversity. The loss of these breeds would impoverish agriculture and diminish the human spirit. We have inherited a rich variety of livestock breeds. For the sake of future generations, we must work together to safeguard these treasures.,
P.O. Box 477, Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312(919) 542-5704 Fax: (919) 545-0022
The meets occasionally in Asheville, NC. We hope to host workparties, talks, tours and potlucks, in order to plant seeds of sustainability through the design system of permaculture. To get on the mailing list, please send your email address, phone number, and mailing address to email@example.com
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.
PO Box 1303, Waynesville, NC 28786
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
is on a mission to bring local, organic food to your table from a farmer who shares your values. Our vision is a vibrant, sustainable food system that is good for consumers, good for farmers and farmworkers, and good for the land.
13 Hillsboro, St. Suites 5 & 8, Post Office Box 448 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Holistic Clinical Herbalist, Director, Blue Ridge School of Herbal Medicine
If you are interested in becoming an Herbalist yourself, take a look at the Summer Weekly or Winter Weekend Herbalist
Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture. Since 1995, we have grown to 55 full and associate members from twenty-somethings to elders, plus infants through young teens. We hope to grow to 150 people. We are building homes in 14 neighborhoods and developing on-site businesses as part of our own village-scale economy.
5 Consensus Circle, Black Mountain, NC 28711
is a UN Decade for Biodiversity 2019 project of merit located east of Raleigh, NC. We offer garden tours, permaculture design courses, including PDCs, workshops, socials, and worktrades. We have space for folks to rent a garden bed, and we have a small studio space for interns, work-traders, woofers and longer-term residents. For more information, visit our websiteearthius.com.
Grass Roots Gardens / Lee Barnes
PO Box 1303, Waynesville,
NC 28786, USA
Ph: int + (1) 704 452 5716
Resources for Sustainable Living. Our Practical Urban Permaculture workshop is a hands-on, intensive learning course applicable to home and school gardens, and is accessible to any skill level.
Charlie Headington, Ph.D.
Permaculture Teacher / Consultant
Golden Egg Permaculture
Permaculture Design services and workshops in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. See us athttps://www.goldeneggpermaculture.comor call 570-688-6940
Matthew Watersong, Cedar Grove, NC
We offer site evaluations, concept designs, and finished designs as well as consultations on specific situations such as poor soils, water management, ponds and drip irrigation systems, working in small spaces, selecting disease-resistant fruit trees, organic gardening and orchards, converting your front yard, child-appropriate plants and containers, trellises and green walls, and much more.
Charlie Headington, teacher
515 North Mendenhall Street, Greensboro NC 27401
Ph: int +(1) 910 273 7292
A sustainable agriculture website for farmer, gardeners, educators, and consumers hosted by NC Cooperative
Extension Svc. Debbie Roos, Ag Extension Agent, Chatham Co. Center
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. We are also available to build your earthen home.
phone # 828.252.7701
Franklinville, North Carolina
Create a diverse community with the shared values of sustainability, wellness, and honoring the sacred.
Live our vision at Living Well Community and share our learnings with others.
Harvey Harman Email: Harvey.Harman@gmail.com Phone: (919) 799-6819.
The Southern Appalachian School for Growing Medicinal Plants is an herbal growing school that holds workshops each month throughout the season on all aspects of organic “farming in the woods” with forest crops; Each workshop conducted by experts in their field, with a Certificate of Merit awarded at completion. Robert Eidus, owner, also holds
Farm Tours annually as part of the tremendous interest in agritourism develops.
Eagle Feather Organic Farm
300 Indigo Bunting, Lane, Marshall, NC 28753
is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians, building a vibrant food & farming community by boosting the success of organic home growers and farmers in our region.
Our hands-on training, workshops, conferences and partnerships strengthen and celebrate each grower’s move towards self-reliance.
PO Box 17804, Asheville, NC 28816
A regenerative design and consulting business working to improve peoples relationships with their land. My work always views the world as an ecosystem and carefully considers every decision and it's impact in that ecosystem. Whether it's a garden for pollinators, wildlife, food, herbs, flowers, or all of the above, I can help design a healthy system to maximize the potential of the land.
Jared Oviatt PDC 4602 Bramton Rd, Wilmington, NC.
School of Integrated Living (SOIL)
11 Full Circle Trail, Black Mountain, NC 28711 828-669-2707
School of Integrated Living (SOIL) is an educational organization and social enterprise that teaches whole-life skills for a radically different and sustainable future. We bring together an experienced team of permaculture practitioners, conscious communicators, and unconventional leaders to provide classes that transform our students' inner and outer worlds.
The Southeast Permaculture Network page is a forum and archive for the 17 annual summer Permaculture Gatherings in Katuah Bioregion, the Southern Appalachian Highlands.
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
A symbiont is an organism that lives on or in another organism, and both organisms benefit from the association. Symbiont Biological Pest Management Company specializes in utilizing naturally occurring, beneficial insects to control pest insects and weeds in a variety of situations, from farm to home.
It is the long term goal of Symbiont, to assist local farmers and landowners in utilizing beneficial insects and other least-toxic control measures in order to implement a more biologically based integrated pest management system.
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.
Dr. Richard C. McDonald
194 Shull’s Hollar, Sugar Grove NC 28679
(828) 297-BUUG (2884)
“Liberation through Abundance” Useful Plants Nursery is a permaculture-based nursery specializing in useful, phytonutritional, food, and medicine plants well-adapted to our Southern Appalachian mountains and surrounding bioregions. Our plants are grown without the use of synthetic pesticides at our nursery located at Earthaven Ecovillage.
1041 Camp Elliot Rd., Black Mtn. NC, 28711
Wild Abundance is a school of permaculture, natural building, and eco-homesteading in the mountains of North Carolina. We help people cultivate connection and personal power through earth-centered skills. Our community of students, instructors, and neighbors shares a desire for positive change in the world. Together we’ve got the inspiration and knowledge to make it a reality. We offer many subjects and lengths of classes to choose from, with the shared theme of living closer to the earth. All kinds of people at all skill levels are welcome here. You don’t need to be a primitive skills master, or even a novice to join us for classes! Our weekend and long-weekend classes include herbal medicine and wildcrafting, brain tanning, women’s basic carpentry classes, rewilding for women, and more. Each year we offer longer term permaculture apprenticeship programs and a permaculture design certificate immersion (1 long weekend per month) that focuses on earthskills and place-based learning. In addition, we hold an annual 12-day intensive Permaculture Design Course, and a tiny house building workshop that’s over a week long and focuses on natural, local, and sustainable approaches.
Wild Abundance, P.O. Box 1991 Asheville, NC 28802 (828) 775-7052
Introduction Permaculture design is essentially a multi-faceted, integrated and ecologically harmoni
I, however, have no doubt that as this field opens up and becomes increasingly utilised and prioritised as the overarching design science for all human habitation that we will be able to form teams of highly skilled specialists that will work effectively to understand and create design possibilities that will far surpass than what we are achieving now.. Placement of dam sites in a property, as well as calculations involving tank storage and roof water are essential features of Permaculture design, and often one of the first things a good designer will look at when applicable.. A good designer is able to see many opportunities to utilise water through interconnectivity of components within design.. Through our understanding of the landscape, gravity and water flow we are able to design a ‘source to sink’ system that will use the life enhancing properties of water many times in the one system.. Through skilful design with contour, from large scale, such as swales, all the way down to small scale garden bed, we are able to spread water more effectively to cover a whole site including ridges where water tends to naturally flow away from.. When we understand our local climate, our orientation to aspect, our local wind patterns and we have a good sense of how our water and access features are to be planned then we can design incredibly beautiful and functional houses.. Again not every site will require or have space for a Zone 4 and it is not essential to have all of these zones in a design for it to be Permaculture.. If we understand all of this then zoning becomes a relatively easy design process and ties in with the next design process, that of understanding workflows.. This, in the authors opinion, is an often overlooked and misunderstood area of design yet one that if designed poorly can make daily life interacting with our site a burden rather than a joy.. This part of planning and design may also come slightly earlier in our design process when we are planning out our zones and contemplating specifically which elements we might want to include.. Design is not an exactly linear process and in all likelihood we will shift back and forth between all of these design strategies in the construction of our overall design.. This breakdown of Permaculture design is just one way of looking at how to design a site.. As we design our systems from overarching patterns such as mainframe design, to the minutia of details present in the interactions of our specific living systems, we can come up with incredibly creative, effective, productive and also naturally aesthetic designs.
Healthy Food, Healthy Environment Food is easy to grow both indoors and out. Especially if you select food plants that your bioregion grows easily. In many gardening circles, there is great pride i…
In many gardening circles, there is great pride in growing exotic plants whilst neglecting indigenous food plants.. We are conditioned to replicate these foods unaware that perennial food plants need less care and offer more and demand less.. The individual, first-time food growing will accept ugly fruits, is willing to harvest bit by bit and takes pride in seed selection.. Food plants on balconies growing in wicking pots Food plants grow happily in buckets, in pots, in straw-bales and in street, in the front garden.. Given that most people don’t know what food plants look like, there is no reason to not grow food plants as a beautiful display.. Edible flowers: Sage: pineapple and fruit salad sage (our favourites), Pumpkin (Curcurbits), Sunflower (flowerhead can be baked whole), Magnolia, Artichokes, Elderflowers, Bluebells, Calendulas, Cornflowers, Hibiscus, pelagoniums, Garland, Nasturtiums, Chrysanthemums (medicinal), Citrus flowers, Brassica flowers (such as brocolli and turnip flowers), Borage, Amaranthus, Violets, Fushia, Gladioli, Banana (cooked after treated by soaking).. Tea: Flax, Tea tree, Lemon, Scented tea tree, Bamboo leaf, Mint (Mentha), Backhousia citriodora, violets [ Viola ], Syzygium anisatum, Orris Root (Melalueca (Leptospermum alternifolia) Petersonii), Lemon grass, Sweet fennel (dulcis var.. Poultry foodand medicine: Protein (snails and insects) is essential, Pigeon Pea, wormwood, Accacia, pumpkin, longifolia, clover seed, cleavers, grasses and dandelion weeds, melon and garlic, sunflowers, fennel, Evening primrose seeds, grapevine leaves.. Edible Groundcovers: Sweet Potato (Kumara) edible cooked leaf and tuber, Yarrow (medicinal), Chamomile (medicinal tea), strawberries, New Zealand Spinach Tetragonia tetragonioides , mint, woodruff (flavouring), prostrate grevillia (nectar for cordial), Marjoram.. Edible Trees: Blue Lilly pilly, Pigeon Pea – soil conditioner edible fruit, Indigenous, and edible pods windbreak, birds.. Moreton Bay fig, Sandpaper Banana – fruits fig, Bunya pine (huge tree with large and dangerous fruits up to 35kg each, do not plant near homes or paths), Monstera Deliociosa – (many Australians call this Monsterio), Chestnut Avocado – easily grown from seed, Walnut, Lemon – grow from seed, Chinotto Orange, Native or exotic Hibiscus (flowers) – seed or cutting, Mango, Olives – cutting or seed, Macadamia, Illawarra Plum, Mountain Paw Paw, Damson (Babaco, also known as champagne fruit), Pistachio, Hazelnut, Almond, Saba Nut, Pecan (need male and female), Pear, Rambutan, Grapefruit, Native Guava, Persimmon, Orange (including Seville and Valencia orange), Mandarine (try to obtain early, middle and late varities), Cherry (best in temperate areas, may need anti-aivary), Barbados Cherry (suits subtropics), Feijoa, Ice Cream Bean, Apple.. Smaller harvest from these below- Arbutus unedo – Irish suitable for large sites– increases diversity strawberry tree, Jak fruit, Japanese Raisan Tree, Linden, Gingko Lemonade, Italian Pine, Medlar, Stone Pine, Natal Cherry, Date Palm, Nashi Wine Palm, Lychee, Walking stick Palm, Cabbage Tree Palm (indigenous), Pomelo, Wild Date Palm (also windbreak), Carob (in a dry micro-climate), Silver Birch (edible syrup), Pomegrantes, Sugar Maple, Magnolia (edible flowers) windbreak.. Useful Trees(all indigenous speciessupport beneficialmicro-organisms)All trees part of windchannelling towardwindmill and away fromhousing Illawarra Flame (indigenous) flowers, birds, native bees, mulch, windbreak, deep rooted.. A. acuminata (seed) A. Coriacea (seed) A. Holosericea (seed) A. Kempeana (seed and witchety grub) A. Notabilis (seed) A. Oswaldi (seed) A. Retinodes (seed) A. Victoriae (seed) A. Aneura (seed and edible Galls), Acacia main winter forage for bees, good pioneer species, soil conditioning and kindling for wood fire.. saccharatumPurslanePortuluca oleraceaTomatoLycopersicon esculentumArrowrootCanna edulisCardamonElettaria cardamomumElderberrySambucus spp.MonsteraMonstera deliciosaOatsAvena sativaOkraAbelmoschus esculentusSugar CaneSaccarum officinarumTaroColocasia esculentaWheatTriticum spp.New Zealand Spinach / Warrigal greensTertragonia expansaAllspicePimenta dioicaChilliCapsicum frutescenssunflowerHelianthus annuussweet cicelyMyrrhis odorataSweet Leaf BushSauropus androgynusSteviaStevia sp.BROAD BEDSBeetsBeta vulgarisCabbageBrassica oleracea capitataCauliflowerBrassica oleracea botrytisChinese CabbageBrassica rapa pekinensisGlobe ArtichokeCynara scolymusKohlrabiBrassica oleracea gongyloidesLeeksAllium ampeloprasum porrumMelonsCucumis meloOnionsAllium cepaParsnipsPastanica sativaPotatoSolanum tuberosumPumpkinCucurbita spp.TurnipsBrassica rapa rapiferaBroad BeanVicia fabaSweet potato / KumaraIpomoea batatasKang KongIpomoea aquaticaGRAIN AND MULCH CROPBuckwheatFagopyrum esculentumCloverTrifolium spp.RapeBrassica napusRiceOryza sativaRyeSecale cerealeSweet CornZea mays rugosaAmaranthAmaranthus spp.Jerusalem Artichokes / SunchokesHelianthus tuberosusVINESChokoSechium eduleCucumberCucumis sativusJicamaPachyrhizus erosusKiwi FruitActinidia chinensisLoganberries (Thornless)Rubus ursinus var loganobaccus cv.PassionfruitPassiflora spp.PeasPisum sativumPumpkinCucurbita spp.GrapeVitisClimbing BeanPhaseolusVanillaVanilla planifoliaSprouts:wheatTriticum sppbarleyHordeum vulgare L.Pioneer LegumesAcacia speciesAcacia decurrens, A. fimbriata, A. Floibunda, A.FarnesianawattleCalliandraPigeon PeaCajanus CajanDesmodium gyroidesLespedezaLeucaenacow peaAlfalfa / lucerneMedicago sativaDun field peaPisum sativum subsp.
What is permaculture, and how does it help the environment and the on-going fight against climate change?
Climate change is illustrating continuous, drastic effects on sectors that are compulsory to survival: such as biodiversity, food and water supply, and overall human health.. Permaculture is one of the most seamless ways to help the environment, as it is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people, which ultimately means tackling the source of all vital elements for human life – the environment.. Any natural systems or settlements that have been impacted by activities like industrialization or urbanization should be given the attention and care they deserve for restoration.. Here are just a few examples of farming organizations around the world that have implemented permaculture into their farming or educational practices.. This non-profit organization based in Bali is committed to providing training for those who are interested in sustainable development using the methods of permaculture.. Implementing habits pertaining to permaculture doesn’t always directly take place on a farm.. The ultimate goal of Permaculture in Ukraine is to help others in society understand the importance of permaculture, with a focus on specifying the best permaculture actions to take depending on the local communities needs.. Although permaculture is most often implemented in agriculture, the ideals of permaculture can be implemented into your own life.. For example, committing to the use of renewable energy in your company’s industrialization habits, or even in your daily life, helps demonstrate your commitment to common ideals depicted in permaculture: like working alongside nature to achieve your goals and mitigating waste.. It’s important to implement permaculture in a way that is personal to you.. Change can bring good things, but we have to be open to the time and effort it takes to improve.