The purpose of this group is to foster the development of resilient and sustainable communities in the Penobscot Valley region (roughly, the Greater Bangor-Orono area). By planning and producing permaculture design projects, we aim to cultivate skills and support beneficial relationships among our members and the broader community. We work through the lens of permaculture to engage in collaborative design projects that support the shift to a more sustainable culture and healthier ecosystems.
Penobscot Valley Permaculture often meets at Terrell House in Orono, which provides an inspiring space for community and learning. The central themes we want to explore are re-localizing culture, re-skilling people, and re-connecting with our selves, each other, and the rest of the natural world. We will visit these themes through discussions, workshops, permablitzes, potlucks, drum circles, and other events. Come join us!
Terrell House is a Permaculture Living & Learning Center in Orono with a resident community, a university-affiliated permaculture initiative, and a growing community of supporters and volunteers.
"a holistic approach to landscape design and human culture. It is an attempt to integrate several disciplines, including biology, ecology, geography, agriculture, architecture, appropriate technology, gardening and community building." --Guy Baldwin
"the conscious design and maintenance of cultivated ecosystems which have the diversity, stability & resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape, people & appropriate technologies, providing food, shelter, energy & other needs in a sustainable way. Permaculture is a philosophy and an approach to land use which works with natural rhythms & patterns, weaving together the elements of microclimate, annual & perennial plants, animals, water & soil management, & human needs into intricately connected & productive communities." --Bill Mollison & Scott Pittman