Introduction to Permaculture

Upcoming Classes:

“Mushroom Magic” – 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the home of Don Chilo (142 Cheyenne Blvd. in Colorado Springs).

Mike Essam, the Manitou Mushroom Farmer, will teach an intro to the magic world of mushrooms. Mike will plug some logs and make a batch of oyster mushroom spawn on sterile straw. He will also have mushroom kits available for $15.

Come for the mushrooms, stay for the peaches. Don’s food forest is a sight to behold! The class is free for Pikes Peak Permaculture Guild members and PDC students (this counts as intersession credit for those who have missed PDC sessions). The general public is also invited for $10.

To RSVP, get the address or more information, email Steve or call (719) 685-0290.


More to be scheduled. For more information or to RSVP, email Becky.

What is Permaculture anyway?

Although Permaculture was first developed and has been around since the mid-1970’s and has been learned and used by hundreds of thousands of people it is still quite new to many. In this interactive presentation we go over the origins of Permaculture, the who, what, when, where and how of the development and evolution of this design system for sustainability.

The word Permaculture itself was originally a contraction of the two words ‘permanent-agriculture’ as it was initially developed to address the imminent non-sustainability of industrial food systems. Later, as the system of Permaculture was seen to  brilliantly apply to all  areas of life as well, the word contraction was changed to ‘permanent-culture’ indicating a truly authentic and systematic means of creating sustainable habitats and environments.

Permaculture is a design system, first and foremost, utilizing a set core of ethics and natural principles to create habitats which fulfill human material and non-material needs while simultaneously enhancing the natural ecosystem around us.

In this introductory presentation we introduce you to the ethics and principles of Permaculture and how the various applied technologies clearly emerge from this framework and how these aspects are utilized to design pleasant, resilient, truly sustainable habitats as well as other applications.

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a presentation for your group of any size.

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