Flushing, NY
Hometown: New York

Member since:

October 26, 2011


I'm one of the organizers of Green New Yorkers Meetup group http://www.meetup...­

How did you become interested in permaculture?

Reading about Permaculture on the Meetup sites kindled my interest.

If you have taken a Permaculture Design Course, who was your was your teacher and what year did you receive your certification?

Took Claudia Joseph's UPAT course in 2012. http://www.meetup.com/GreenNewYorkers/events/57879082/ Would like to complete the PDC.

How are you currently applying the permaculture principles in your life? (Care of people and the earth, fair distribution of surplus, promotion of diversity, cooperation, integration, zero waste, etc.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture)

I feel I belong to an urban "virtual" Ecovillage. http://www.meetup.com/GreenNewYorkers/messages/boards/thread/19231322 A current project is to redesign my own yard into a garden farm.

What are some of your favorite permaculture resources? (Books, videos, websites, etc.)

I'm reading Peter Bane's Permaculture Handbook.

What are some aspects of life in New York that you would like to see the group address from a permaculture perspective? (For example: land use patterns, the banking and healthcare systems, transportation, housing, community development, food, waste

I wish I could be surrounded by Permaculture practicing neighbors. My current neighbors are very traditional thinkers. Anyone want to move to my neighborhood (Flushing Queens)?

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  • Becca H.

    Hi Helen, I'd love to do something with the Brooklyn Grange Farm LIC. Any ideas and a day?

    Jul 31, 2014 11:42 AM
  • Becca H.

    Hi there! I Just saw this message! I am new to meetup and I am still getting settled here in astoria! But I'm certainly looking for volunteer/fun meet up opportunities!

    Jul 30, 2014 6:21 PM
  • Roxana

    Hi Im sorry I was out of the country during the time the parade was. Thank you for the invitation though.

    Jul 17, 2014 11:43 PM
  • Greg T.

    Hi, Helen. Can you post an announcement of the North American Permaculture Convergence on this meetup? Details are at: http://northamericanpermaculture.org/­­
    Greg Todd

    Jun 29, 2014 12:45 PM
  • Richard M.

    Hi Helen, Great work on the gallery! Thanks for posting :)

    Jun 29, 2014 12:21 PM
  • Duncan

    Hi! Thanks for your message, I see the photos. Very cool stuff. Looking forward to the next meet-up. Thank you, DUNCAN

    Jun 05, 2014 11:16 PM
  • Liane

    Dear Helen, On behalf of NYCbeekeeping.o­rg I'd like to thank you for your generous gift. We are so grateful for this gesture of support from a sister group! Sincerely, Liane

    Apr 03, 2014 3:12 AM
  • Claudine-Michele

    Thanks for commenting on my page, Helen. Yes, making my own body products is most definitely a healthier alternative. I use high grade organic ingredients and highest quality essential oils. My next endeavor will be to make my own soap. Honesty, I have fun doing it all. I hope to see you at a meet-up soon. : )

    Mar 26, 2014 3:51 PM
  • Emily H.

    Hi Helen!
    Looks like this is going to be a great group! Thanks for the info about the compost workshops. The one you posted from the NYC website is actually way uptown in Harlem. The next Queens Botanical Garden workshop is May 3rd so I will most likely attend that workshop. After I will definitely contact you about worms! So excited! Heads up for Earth Day celebrations Queens Botanical Garden is doing a volunteer day and march to the Unisphere on the 23rd to celebrate.
    Thanks again,

    Mar 13, 2014 7:59 AM
  • David K.

    Thank you for your message regarding my treadle pump project! Early in the project, we considered biodrainage and crop rotation, but we set those aside because our background is in mechanical engineering and not agricultural engineering. I am very interested in hearing more. Please email me at [masked].

    Mar 13, 2014 1:03 AM
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