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Permaculture Design

Promoting Permaculture design education, Permaculture designers, and Permaculture projects existing between private and public lands and Sustainable NE Seattle.

Location: Northeast Seattle
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Apr 26, 2018

Forest Gardens

It's time to organize a study circle once again of Martin Crawford's book, Creating a Forest Garden. Martin's design theory is based upon combining trees, shrubs, herbs, perennials, annuals, vines and roots in a self-regulating natural system.  All that's left for you to do is harvest and enjoy the benefits.  And yes, it is nearly that simple.  See the video posted on this ning site for a taste of what Martin is proposing.

My hope is that we can get 8 to 10 people who want to read and discuss this book, and put the theory into practice.  We will discuss the key concepts in the theory and review plants that may fit your site condition.  You'll create a site plan of your garden and together we will design and review the ideas that are generated.  Don't be put off by the need to draw, we'll provide advice and support to help everyone create a workable plan.

You can express your interest here on this page and together we can schedule a meet-up.

Discussion Forum

Permaculture Design Group Launch 3 Replies

The purpose for organizing a new group dedicated to Permaculture Design is intended to STACK FUNCTIONS when it comes to the practice and theory of Permaculture in Sustainable NE Seattle:1)  Organize and promote Permaculture introductory educational events for all members of Sustainable NE Seattle members, via General Meeting presentations, Permaculture Design group members hosting workshops to teach specific skills, and Permaculture Design group meetings to explore specific aspects of…Continue

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Started by Keith Mastenbrook. Last reply by Scott Elliott Sep 23, 2015.

Farmer Phil's Permaculture PDF

Most permaculture books and material are geared toward adults with at least a basic knowledge of the design science. Children (and adults who don't understand) are under served in the permaculture world.  This book is a great way to introduce anyone whether a young child or adult to these concepts. It is the original and the only permaculture children’s storybook in existence.Here's a free pdf of the book:…Continue

Started by Virginia Jul 11, 2015.

Seattle BD Study Group invitation

[apologies for cross-postings] Seattle Biodynamic Study Group resumes meetings.  Come for thought-provoking discussions and activities for all, whether new to BD or an advanced practitioner or a permaculture practitioner.  Last year we worked with Richard Thornton Smith's Cosmos, Earth, and Nutrition, visited Jubilee Farm, and enjoyed the Engler's garden.This year we will begin work with Extraordinary Plant Qualities for Biodynamics, by Bockemühl & Järvinen (2006, Floris Books).  This book…Continue

Started by Barry Lia Sep 21, 2012.

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Comment by Scott Elliott on September 7, 2015 at 5:33pm

An Evening with Toby Hemenway

Toby Hemenway

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Join us for inspirational examples of ecological design in cities and towns across the continent as award-winning author Toby Hemenway introduces his new book, The Permaculture City: Regenerative Design for Urban, Suburban, and Town Resilience. Be a part of a lively discussion on ways to apply nature’s wisdom to urban, suburban and town life. Permaculture’s approach to understanding natural systems can do more than improve how we grow, make, or consume things; it can also teach us how to cooperate, make decisions, earn a secure livelihood, and arrive at good solutions. 

Come join us to learn more about how you can be part of applying these ground-breaking practices in your hometown and start building alliances to make it happen!


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