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The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture Pages

About Us
What Does a Portland Permaculture Meetup Member Do?

About Us
Re-Skilling. Re-Localizing. Building Resilience.

Greetings! We are a group of permaculture advocates of all ages and backgrounds united by our interest in creating a truly sustainable future starting right now. We have a range of permaculture experience, we focus on educational programming and learning from each other both formally and informally, and enjoy the comraderie of learning together. We are the largest group in the world dedicated specifically to permaculture and resilience-building!

About 2/3 of our total participantsare considered "active" (online or in person) at any one time. Of the active folks, about half are active either "online" or by coming to our live events. Feel free to participate and whatever level you like.

Our regular monthly meetups (May through October) consist of a potluck meal/grazing, looking at a particular person's property [when daylight allows], discussing permaculture options and concepts and trying to solve at least one design problem for that person using permaculture.

In the colder/darker months, our meetups focus on educational events and sustainable living topics (plus potluck and discussion, of course), often with a guest speaker.

We will be re-launching our weekend work parties in 2010.

Event Costs: Range from free to whatever it costs to run the particular event. There is always something that everyone can afford to do!

Some recent meetups have included:

  • Soils and soil-building
  • Plant & Seed Swaps
  • Making BioChar
  • Medicinal Plants
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Home Composting & Worm Bins
  • Solar hot water for your home
  • Solar hot air space heating
  • Installing swales
  • Rainwater collection
  • 4-season gardening in Maine
  • Site visits to members' property
  • International Permaculture Slideshow
  • Permaculture & Backyard Beekeeping
  • LEED for Homes / Green Home Construction
  • Yoga for Permaculturists
  • The 100-mile diet
  • Rain Gardens
  • Backyard Beekeeping Intensive
  • Intentional Communities Presentation
  • Transition Towns Presentation
  • Wild Food Foraging
  • Plant & Tree ID
  • Rainwater & Cisterns
  • Dowsing
  • Bioremediation Strategies for Lead
  • Backyard chickens for eggs and/or meat
  • Fermentation as a food preservation method
  • Food preservation
  • No-Dig Gardening
  • Wild Food Nutrition
  • Rocket Stove Mass Heater Construction
  • Food Forestry
  • Participatory Event Design
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Organizing Techniques
  • Root cellaring
  • Bee Keeping
  • Building with Cob
  • Brick Oven Construction
  • Raising Rabbits for Meat
  • Mowing with a Scythe
  • Seed Saving
  • Perennial Vegetables
  • Biodynamic Agriculture

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Page title Most recent update Last edited by
The Meetup Manifesto August 7, 2015 9:58 AM Lisa F.
What Does a Permaculture Meetup Member Do? January 17, 2013 4:13 PM Lisa F.
About The Resilience Hub & Portland Maine Permaculture August 3, 2013 2:27 PM Lisa F.

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