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What is permaculture?
“Permaculture is a design system based on ethics and principles which can be used to establish, design, manage and improve all efforts made by individuals, households and communities towards a sustainable future.” - David Holmgren, co-creator of permaculture.

The goal of permaculture is to care for the earth and each other by creating harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships through observation of and working with the existing patterns of nature. It can be applied in gardens, technology, businesses, homes, communities, groups, or any other designable system.

The Chicagoland Permaculture Meetup is one such group that is applying permaculture design to its own development. We see this group as an evolving resource to help facilitate the application of permaculture, it’s principles, and connection with others who wish to be involved with permaculture in the Chicagoland region.

Our Sunday Monthly Meetups give us a social context and allow the group to plan further activities that specifically reflect the needs and desires of the group. Some examples are site visits, study groups, field trips, workshops, or whatever else you can dream up.

Check out our calendar for upcoming and past events. We invite you to join us at any of our upcoming events, where you can meet other permaculturalists, get a bite to eat, and share in the learning. In the end we feel that simply learning about permaculture increases awareness of our world’s connectedness and is a step towards sustainability.

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Welcome, Chicagoland Permaculturalists!

  • April 23 · 8:00 AM

    2016 CHICAGO PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE

    10 Permaculturalists | 5.00

    Great Lakes Permaculture Design Collaborative presents: 2016 CHICAGO PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE COURSE DATES: 12 day, 72+ hour course • one weekend a month... Learn more
  • March 19 · 1:00 PM

    Lunch Social

    6 Permaculturalists | 5.00

    Let's share a meal together! Join us at Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park for lunch and a chance to get to know each other. We'll also discuss our upcoming 2016 Permaculture... Learn more
  • March 5 · 1:00 PM

    A Permaculture Primer (w/William Faith)

    7 Permaculturalists

    This FREE 3-hour primer is a great introduction to permaculture, ideal for those who are curious and want to know more before committing to a full Permaculture Design... Learn more
  • February 21 · 1:00 PM

    Lunch Social

    12 Permaculturalists | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    Let's share a meal together! Join us at Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park for lunch and a chance to get to know each other. We'll also discuss our upcoming 2016 Permaculture... Learn more
  • January 24 · 1:00 PM

    Lunch Social

    12 Permaculturalists | 5.00

    It's been a while since we've shared a meal together! Join us at Native Foods Cafe in Wicker Park for lunch and a chance to get to know each other. We'll also discuss... Learn more
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  • Milton founded Chicagoland Permaculture Meetup Group

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Founded Dec 5, 2006

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