What we're about

Portland Maine Permaculture is a meetup group organized by The Resilience Hub.  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.


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 (1)

Maine Permaculture Design Intensive - ONLINE

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Join the Maine Ecological Design School for a crash course in the essential aspects of a permaculture design process that has been developed and honed in Maine over the last decade of professional practice.

In this virtual Permaculture Design Intensive, students will be guided through the steps of the design process and given the tools to begin to design their own residential spaces. We will start with the basics of permaculture philosophy and work our way to practical design exercises that will be of immediate benefit - goal articulation, ecosystem observation skills, edible landscaping techniques, annual and perennial plant polycultures, base mapping, and a step by step system of layered design.

The class is a mix of basic and advanced concepts and practice so that students feel supported in overcoming that feeling of “not knowing where to start.”

The Design Intensive will run from February 19 - March 12 and use a variety of online platforms, including Google Classroom, YouTube, and Zoom. Readings, exercises, videos, and webinars will be assigned over the span of the course and can be completed independently each week. There will be five LIVE 90-minute Zoom chats consisting of discussion, Q&A, and Design Labs:
Sunday, February 19 at 10 AM
Sunday, February 26 at 10 AM
Sunday, March 5 at 10 AM
Sunday, March 12 at 10 AM and 1 PM
While these will be recorded for later viewing, it is strongly recommended that participants attend live.

REGISTER HERE: https://maineecologicaldesign.org/register
FIND A DETAILED SYLLABUS HERE: https://maineecologicaldesign.org/courses

This is an intensive 3-week course - participants should expect to spend approximately 10 hours per week on classwork. A computer with fast internet and a minimal set of inexpensive design tools are also required.

The cost for this training is $349. If you decide to take the 100-hour in-person Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) after completing the Design Intensive, we will deduct $100 from your PDC tuition.

Please email [masked] with any questions. We expect this course to fill up, so be sure to hold your spot early!
REGISTER HERE: https://maineecologicaldesign.org/register

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