What we're about

Our mission is to practice and teach sustainable living by using the design systems of permaculture. We believe that humans can be brought into harmony and balance by designing food forests that are functional, productive, and restorative to our planet. We meet with locals who practice food-forestry, sustainable gardening, and permaculture to share knowledge and ideas for incorporating permaculture techniques, plants, and self sustainable lifestyle additions. Do you have cottage industry skills? Do have a passion for all things permaculture? Do you have some earth restorative skills that also benefit humans? We want to meet you!

Upcoming events (5+)

$Creation Day Ecovillage Viking Fest (Hemet)

41051 Cactus Valley Rd


Are you ready for our 3rd Creation Day? Much fun and no one has died yet. $20 for the whole unforgettable equinox event including: Viking feast & spirits, games & challenges, legends & songs, bonfire & campout, and so much more. See the Ecovillage in progress! The wild flowers this year alone will be worth coming. The fee is to cover our insurance, but all profits will go to City of Hope for Cancer research and treatment. Grab your horn & come raid the Shire on March 23rd! Kids 16 and under are Free when accompanied by an adult!!!

$Finch Frolic Garden Perm. Monthly Open Tour [Fallbrook]

Finch Frolic Garden


Due to Easter Sunday, April's tour will be on the second Sunday, the 14th rather than the 21st. What we'll do This two hour walk through Finch Frolic Garden is an information-packed talk on basic permaculture techniques. While seeing examples in this beautiful low-water-use, chemical-free 1.68-acre garden, you'll learn about sheet mulching, rain catchment, where to place trees, polyculture, soil building, composting toilets, mud ovens, hugelkultur, repurposing, and so much more. Q and A follows. • What to bring Please dress for the weather, with comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. • Important to know No pets, please. Special rates for children can be found at www.vegetariat.com.

Eco-shire Open House and Potluck (Hemet)(Free)

41051 Cactus Valley Rd

This is our monthly Down-to-Earth EcoShire open house and potluck. We will have a tour of our current earthbag Hobbit cabin project, and the future ecovillage. Also: aircrete construction, container sheds and much more. Come spend a beautiful day on the Shire with us and you'll be sure to learn much and hopefully be a bit inspired. Free; potluck preferably vegetarian. Rain won't cancel. Bring sun/rain protection and solid walking shoes.

Chop Talk

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living

Please join us for our monthly Chop Talk (the third Tuesday of every month), a hands-on social support group focusing on healthy lifestyles and eating. We will be chopping produce and discussing topics like fermentation, with future topics ranging from introducing new healthy foods at home to home remedies and organic cleaning. Feel free to bring your fresh veggies, chop mats, storage containers, and chopping utensils, or simply come for the company and information. We now have permission to use the stoves and ovens, so bring anything you need to start the once-a-month meals! For more information about this event, or to inquire about a specific monthly topic, please contact one of the event hosts. Hope to see you there! www.autismfamilysavers.com

Past events (148)

Chop Talk

Seaside Center for Spiritual Living

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