What we're about

Permaculture aims to regenerate healthy, productive landscapes and communities by consciously applying ecological principles to the design of human habitats. It is a theory, a mindset, and a lens for looking at the world in order to create a sustainable and just planet for all.  Permaculture’s three ethics - Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share - and its twelve principles are used to design systems that create and foster healthy relationships.  Through this discipline, each of us can take greater responsibility for ourselves and our world by developing life skills for sustainable living to become active participants and producers.
“Permaculture gives us a toolkit for moving from a culture of fear and scarcity to one of love and abundance.” -Toby Hemenway (permaculturist & author)
What we do:  We build community, share ideas and learn how to move forward mindfully and in tune with the ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.  Through the Seacoast NH Permaculture Meetup and other partner organizations we bring people together by offering workshops, speakers, movies, discussions, swaps, potluck meals and other events. 
"We don't know what details of a truly sustainable future are going to be like, but we need options, we need people experimenting in all kinds of ways and permaculturists are one of the critical gangs that are doing that." -Dr. David Suzuki (geneticist, broadcaster, environmentalist)
Our mission:  Seacoast NH Permaculture Group empowers individuals and communities to work together to create resiliency through the use of Permaculture in the NH seacoast area and beyond.  We inspire and teach each other by sharing skills, knowledge, and regenerative practices, nurturing our connections and celebrating our work.
“You cannot save the land apart from the people or the people apart from the land.” -Wendell Berry (farmer, environmentalist, author)
Land Acknowledgment: Indigenous cultures, past and present, have been an inspiration to our learning and the devleopment of permaculture. To honor them and to deepen our connection to and understanding of the land we are living on, we share that the Seacoast of NH is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples. We are grateful to them for stewarding this area so beautifully for thousands of years and continuing that work now. They invite us to join their efforts – see indigenousnh.com to learn more.

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ONLINE Permaculture Topics: Tribal Rights of Nature Movements

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From the Bioneers Indigeneity Conversations Podcast: The idea that a river or other natural feature is a living being with the right to live and thrive is nothing new to Indigenous Peoples around the world. This episode with Matriarch Casey Camp-Horinek talks about how a burgeoning indigenous-led Rights of Nature movement has the potential to protect ecosystems from destruction by granting legal rights to nature itself, and how many tribes are uniquely positioned for leadership to institute and uphold the Rights of Nature because of their sovereign legal status.

To clarify - for these discussions, we watch/listen to/read material ahead of time and then discuss it. The authors or speakers are not joining us - we are talking about their work ourselves.

Before we meet listen to this 2 part interview totaling 72 minutes:
https://bioneers.org/indigenize-the-law-tribal-rights-of-nature-movements-casey-camp-horinek-1/
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https://bioneers.org/indigenize-the-law-tribal-rights-of-nature-movements-casey-camp-horinek-2/

COST: Suggested donation of $5-15 at https://www.seacoastnhpermaculture.org/ . We are not requiring you pay before signing up but there are limited spaces so please take your RSVP seriously.

Welcome back to our Permaculture Topics Discussions! Meeting 1-2 times per month May through December we will be picking up the threads from previous years and our winter book discussions on topics such as: new economics, community resilience, honoring indigenous knowledge, diversity, and forests & gardens as teachers.

In our Permaculture Topics Discussions & Book Studies, we aim to expand our knowledge of topics related to permaculture and to have an ongoing series where members can connect to build our community. This series has a particular focus on "social/societal permaculture."

The series is facilitated by Seacoast Permaculture members who are involved in organic growing and homesteading, education and social justice movements. The facilitators will help the conversation move along, making sure everyone gets a chance to share. These are not formal classes but conversations shaped by the participants to help us get the most out of the material. The goal of our book study is to expand our knowledge and understanding of topics related to permaculture and to have an ongoing series where members can connect with each other to build our community.

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Summer Potluck and Ice Cream Social

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Celebrate Summer with Seacoast Permaculture members! Expect fabulous food and homemade ice cream, a farm tour, live music, and great company! We are looking forward to resuming this popular in-person event. We'll meet this year at Crows’ Feat Farm, a 100 acre farm with a mission to build community through a collaborative commitment to regenerative farming. The farm dates back to 1744.

Please bring: a potluck light dinner item to share before we get to our desserts; your own beverage; a portable camp chair if you have one; your potluck kit (plate, bowl, cup, utensils, cloth napkin); a name tag for yourself that you happen to have!

COST: There is a $5 registration requirement to reserve your spot. Further donations will be gratefully accepted.

HEALTH: If you are not feeling well, please do not attend. See our COVID update to our refund policy here: https://www.seacoastnhpermaculture.org/refund-policy.html

While Permaculture is about food growing, land use, energy, etc, it is also about building community and strengthening our connections with each other. We offer programming that honors and builds that aspect of our group and our lives. We hope you'll join us!

ONLINE Permaculture Topics: Mutual Aid Networks

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Join us for our Permaculture Topics Discussions! This time we'll be talking about mutual aid networks.

To clarify - for these discussions, we watch/listen to/read material ahead of time and then discuss it. The authors or speakers are not joining us - we are talking about their work ourselves.

For this meeting we will discuss an interview of Stephanie Rearick, the Creative Director of Mutual Aid Networks, a new type of networked cooperative, who has experience in timebanking and growing grassroots-up economic and community regeneration.

Before we meet listen to (38 minutes): https://www.resilience.org/stories/2022-04-25/what-could-possibly-go-right-episode-76-stephanie-rearick/
There is also a transcript at that page so you can read it as well / instead.

COST: Suggested donation of $5-15 at https://www.seacoastnhpermaculture.org/ . We are not requiring you pay before signing up but there are limited spaces so please take your RSVP seriously.

Welcome to our Permaculture Topics Discussions! Meeting 1-2 times per month May through December we pick up the threads from previous years and our winter book discussions on topics such as: new economics, community resilience, honoring indigenous knowledge, diversity, and forests & gardens as teachers.

In our Permaculture Topics Discussions & Book Studies, we aim to expand our knowledge of topics related to permaculture and to have an ongoing series where members can connect to build our community. This series has a particular focus on "social/societal permaculture."

The series is facilitated by Seacoast Permaculture members who are involved in organic growing and homesteading, education and social justice movements. The facilitators will help the conversation move along, making sure everyone gets a chance to share. These are not formal classes but conversations shaped by the participants to help us get the most out of the material. The goal of our book study is to expand our knowledge and understanding of topics related to permaculture and to have an ongoing series where members can connect with each other to build our community.

ONLINE Permaculture Topics

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Join us for our Permaculture Topics Discussions!

To clarify - for these discussions, we watch/listen to/read material ahead of time and then discuss it. The authors or speakers are not joining us - we are talking about their work ourselves.

For this meeting we will discuss: TBA

Before we meet: TBA

COST: Suggested donation of $5-15 at https://www.seacoastnhpermaculture.org/ . We are not requiring you pay before signing up but there are limited spaces, though, so please take your RSVP seriously.

Welcome back to our Permaculture Topics Discussions! Meeting 1-2 times per month May through December we will be picking up the threads from previous years and our winter book discussions on topics such as: new economics, community resilience, honoring indigenous knowledge, diversity, and forests & gardens as teachers.

In our Permaculture Topics Discussions & Book Studies, we aim to expand our knowledge of topics related to permaculture and to have an ongoing series where members can connect to build our community. This series has a particular focus on "social/societal permaculture."

The series is facilitated by Seacoast Permaculture members who are involved in organic growing and homesteading, education and social justice movements. The facilitators will help the conversation move along, making sure everyone gets a chance to share. These are not formal classes but conversations shaped by the participants to help us get the most out of the material. The goal of our book study is to expand our knowledge and understanding of topics related to permaculture and to have an ongoing series where members can connect with each other to build our community.

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