What we're about

Portland Maine Permaculture is a meetup group organized by The Resilience Hub (http://resiliencehub.org/). We are a resource for people who want to regenerate land, grow food, and build community. We strive to create functional examples of thriving local communities and abundant, healthy ecosystems.

Meetup is the tool we use to manage RSVP, photos and comments for more than sixty events every year.

We are about developing solutions, connections, techniques and skills. This group is about learning new skills and sharing your experiences, recognizing that none of us can do this alone.

Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, there is some part of this group that probably makes sense for your life and your relationship to the landscape and community where you live and work. Join us.

We organize skill-shares, workshops, work parties, permablitzes, full permaculture courses, conferences, guest speakers, movie nights, field trips and more.
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About Permaculture:

Permaculture is one the best ways to expand, organize and apply the many tools available to you to address climate change, peak oil and economic volatility.

Permaculture is a design method and set of skills for creating resilient human habitats and healthy ecosystems which can allow us to live on this planet indefinitely.

Permaculture is based on patterns in nature and encompasses food production, shelter, water, energy, community, health and education.

Permaculture is a system for organizing your toolkit.

Permaculture is applied common sense!

Upcoming events (4+)

Design Lab: Strategies for Water Management

Online event

$5.00

Water management is a huge topic in permaculture design. Water is life, and so often this precious resource is abused and wasted. Join us for an overview of creative strategies for sinking, spreading, and storing water in the landscape. Participants are invited to bring questions and share experiences with what worked and didn't. We'll tailor the conversation to the folks in the room.

All Design Labs are facilitated by Jesse Watson and Kate Wallace of the Maine Ecological Design School. Whether you're brand new to permaculture or have a Permaculture Design Certificate, these "Design Lab" chats are a place to share ideas and resources.

Suggested Donation: $5-20 to support the Hub!
https://www.paypal.me/RESILIENCEHUB

Design Lab: Urban Gardening and Small Spaces

Online event

$5.00

For those of us who do not have access to land, or who live in urban spaces, growing our own food can be a challenge. This chat will focus on creative ideas for utilizing small spaces to maximize food production. We will also talk about barriers to land access and possible ways of addressing it. Participants are invited to bring questions and share experiences with what worked and didn't. We'll tailor the conversation to the people in the room.

All Design Labs are facilitated by Jesse Watson and Kate Wallace of the Maine Ecological Design School. Whether you're brand new to permaculture or have a Permaculture Design Certificate, these "Design Lab" chats are a place to share ideas and resources.

Suggested donation: $5-20 to support the Hub!
https://www.paypal.me/RESILIENCEHUB

Design Lab: Building the Soil Beneath Our Feet

Online event

$5.00

Rich, living soil is the key to any productive and healthy garden. Join us for an overview of soil biology, along with things that you can do right now to build the earth and encourage the soil life to flourish. Participants are invited to bring questions and share experiences with what worked and didn't. We'll tailor the conversation to the folks in the room.

All Design Labs are facilitated by Jesse Watson and Kate Wallace of the Maine Ecological Design School. Whether you're brand new to permaculture or have a Permaculture Design Certificate, these "Design Lab" chats are a place to share ideas and resources.

Suggested donation: $5-20 to support the Hub!
https://www.paypal.me/RESILIENCEHUB

Design Lab: Microclimates

Online event

$5.00

A microclimate is a small space that has a differing climate from the surrounding area. Locating microclimates in the landscape can be an effective strategy to protect less hardy plants. Join us for a conversation about creating and observing existing microclimates in the places where you live. Participants are invited to bring questions and share experiences with what worked and didn't. We'll tailor the conversation to the folks in the room.

All Design Labs are facilitated by Jesse Watson and Kate Wallace of the Maine Ecological Design School. Whether you're brand new to permaculture or have a Permaculture Design Certificate, these "Design Lab" chats are a place to share ideas and resources.

Suggested donation: $5-20 to support the Hub!
https://www.paypal.me/RESILIENCEHUB

Past events (1,039)

Mt. Joy Orchard Fall Wrap up + Community Acorn Processing

Mount Joy Community Orchard

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