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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!

  • Featured Meetup

    Permablitz: Chris's Place (phase 2)

    Chris's Place
    10115 E 700 S, Monterey, IN (map)
    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 Chris's place in Monterey, IN! This will be the second phase of a 3 phase permablitz. Phase 2 design detail: Spring 2017
 ● Fix fallen fences
 ● Cut and stack wood for bonfires... Learn more

    Hosted by: William F. (Co-Organizer)

  • Featured Meetup

    Permablitz: Moses' Place

    (private residence)
    4032 S. Maplewood Ave, Chicago, IL (map)
    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 Moses' place in Brighton Park, Chicago! This will be the first phase of a 3 -4 phase permablitz. Phase 1 design detail: Spring 2017
 ● Build garden beds ● Deep mulch backyard/... Learn more

    Hosted by: William F. (Co-Organizer)

  • Featured Meetup

    Summer 2017 Vegan Permaculture Design Course

    Wild Earth Farm & Sanctuary
    101 Eli Sparks Road, Irvine, KY (map) VEGAN PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE 12-Day Intensive Workshop Do you seek to live compassionately without the unnecessary exploitation of people, animals and the environment? Are you concerned about climate change, peak oil and future generations? Are you interested in changing how we interact with... Learn more

    Hosted by: William F. (Co-Organizer)

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