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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, permablitzes, 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 permaculturists, get a bite to eat, share in the learning or get your hands dirty. 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 Permaculturists!

  • August 6 · 12:00 PM

    Lunch Social

    6 Permaculturists | 5.00

    Let's share a meal together! Join us at Native Foods in Wicker Park for lunch and a chance to get to know each other. We can talk about anything permaculture and perhaps... Learn more
  • July 16 · 8:00 AM

    Summer 2017 Vegan Permaculture Design Course

    1 Member VEGAN PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE 12-Day Intensive Workshop Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary... Learn more
  • July 1 · 1:00 PM

    A Permaculture Primer w/William Faith

    5 Permaculturists | 5.00 | 2 Photos

    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
  • June 25 · 1:00 PM

    Lunch Social

    5 Permaculturists | 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 can talk about anything permaculture and... Learn more
  • May 27 · 10:00 AM

    Permablitz: Moses' Place

    16 Permaculturists | 5.00 | 34 Photos

    Join us and get your hands dirty as we install and implement a permaculture design created by students of our 2016 Chicago Permaculture Design Certificate Course at... Learn more
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Founded Dec 5, 2006

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