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     The Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, or BALLE, is the world’s fastest growing network of sustainable businesses committed to building local economies and transforming the community economic development field. BALLE is comprised of nearly 60 local networks of independent businesses in a variety of locales across the US and Canada, and represents more than 20,000 entrepreneurs. BALLE believes that local, independent businesses are among our most potent change agents, uniquely prepared to take on the challenges of the twenty-first century with a nimbleness, sense of place, and relationship-based approach others lack. They are more than employers and profit-makers; they are neighbors, community builders and the starting point for social innovation, aligning commerce with the common good and bringing transparency, accountability, and a caring human face to the marketplace.

165 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Phone: 415.255.1108 fax: 415.863.1356,

Architecture for Humanity

     Architecture for Humanity is a charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and brings design services to communities in need. Through competitions, workshops, educational forums, partnerships with community organizations and other activities, Architecture for Humanity creates opportunities for architects and designers from around the world to help communities in need. We believe that where resources and expertise are scarce, innovative, sustainable and collaborative design can make a difference.

900 Bridgeway, Suite 2, Sausalito, CA 94965-2100, USA T. +1.415.332.6273 F. +1 415.332.6283

Catchtail Gardens

     Catchtail Gardens is a beautiful piece of land in Sonoma County, California. Formerly a sheep farm, the three acres that comprise Catchtail Gardens are now a canvas for biological diversity and joyful creation.

PO Box 2426, Sebastopol, Ca 95473 707/824-4408

Christopher Peck

     Designer/Consultant in Permaculture and Holistic Management.Christopher is an Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Certified Educator in Holistic Management, and has led workshops, classes and training in a broad range of personal finance topics. He has taught finance at the nation’s first Green MBA program, socially responsible investing at the Santa Rosa Junior College, and taught a popular class for many years on sustainable local entrepreneurship at New College of California.

Holistic Solutions www.holistic-solutions.netPOB 2286 Sebastopol, California 95473 phone:1.800.736.7892 fax: 1.801.761.3221

Holocene Design Co.

Holocene Design (founded in 1994) combines Joanne Tippett’s experience in sustainable planning, ecological design and participatory training with Buddy William’s experience in ecological architecture and site planning. Holocene is a loose umbrella under which we have organised our project work together. Holocene Design aims to help our partners and clients incorporate sustainable principles into their organizational goals and objectives.

2513 San Mateo, Richmond, California 94804 USA 510 527 5887

Circle Foot Permaculture

     Benjamin Fahrer, Permaculture Design & Implementation

PO Box 72, Occidental, Ca 95465, 707-874-2343,

plant — Sustainable Landscapes

plant offers comprehensive landscape design and consultation services featuring inspiring and functional landscape solutions with an emphasis on environmentally responsible practices. We can assist in every step of the project from the initial consult to maintaining the finished product.We take a holistic approach towards managing and restoring the Earth’s landscapes where resources are conserved, chemical use is restricted and labor inputs are reduced.

(805) 441-4604 | | P.O. Box 473 Cayucos, Ca 93430

Earth Activist Training

Earth Activist Training (EAT) teaches basic and advanced permaculture grounded in spirit with a focus on social and environmental justice. With over 50 years of collective experience EAT has been teaching permaculture to students all around the world. Along with teaching the 72hr basic Permaculture design Certificate (PDC) Earth Activist Training also run advanced coursed on in social permaculture, regenerative finance, disaster response, bioremediation, digital mapping and land restoration.

In collaboration with PINA, Earth Activist Training offers a 2 year Regenerative Land Management (RLM)degree program. The RLM program is a two year program teaching student a broad range of skills needed to manage land regeneratively.

Contact us at:
Email: info[at]
Address: P.O. Box 2823, Berkeley, CA 94702

Ecocity Builders

     Ecocity Builders is a small nonprofit started by Richard Register with a big message to get out to the world. If you are interested in helping financially, please give us a call. We’d love to talk to you more about our work. Renew/rejoin at If you are not currently a member, please consider becoming one!

339 15th Street, Suite 208 | Oakland, CA 94612 | 510-452-9522


     The Urban Greening website is for everyone interested in making smart choices about the green and living environments of communities — the trees, parks, trails, gardens, rivers, beaches, lakes, harbors, wetlands, watersheds, and so on — choices that are both economically and ecologically intelligent.

988 Cranberry Dr. Cupertino, CA 95014, Ph: (408) 865-0888 FAX: (408) 865-0854

Equinox Landscape

     Committed to creating outdoor living spaces that honor our clients and the environment in Marin and Sonoma Counties. We specialize in organic, sustainable gardens that create healthier living for our clients, their children, their pets and the earth.

1811 Grand Avenue, Suite B, San Rafael CA 94901 415-456-6480

Earthflow Design Works: the Artistry of Ecology
     EarthFlow Design Works is a unique consortium of Artists, Ecologists and Green Builders offering Consultation, Design and Project Management Services for Residential, Ranch and Retreat Projects.EarthFlow Design Works also offers comprehensive education and training programs for students, teachers, homeowners and design professionals. DESIGN and CONSULTATION SERVICES, Larry Santoyo is an internationally recognized Land Use Planner and Environmental Business Consultant. He has taught environmental design courses at UC Berkeley and Cal Poly. He is one of this nation’s premier Permaculture designers and teachers and has over twenty years experience in resource protection and natural systems management. Larry is an ex-lawman (and ex-outlaw) whose unique insight and humor embodies the Permaculture oral tradition at its finest.

(800) 469-5857

Far West Bulb Farm

     Far West Bulb Farm is a part—time project (really, a hobby that is out of control) owned and run by Nancy and Ames Gilbert. Many years ago, we had a complete—line California Native Plant Nursery, but were unable to make a reasonable return on our investment of time, money and energy. This meant getting “regular” jobs (Nancy is the landscape architect at a local Air Force base, and Ames is his own boss, making electrical assemblies). So, we scaled back to just one deep interest, Native Bulbs. They have a great advantage, they don’t need constant summer watering!

14499 Lower Colfax Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4775

Going Organic

     P.O. Box 1211, Ojai, CA 93023, Jay North Ph: (805) 646-2425

Golden Love, Love’s Gardens

     Creating and Maintaining Sustainable Urban Landscapes
California Licensed Contractor
I am a trained horticulturist, certified and consulting arborist, licensed landscape contractor, permaculture designer, qualified pest control applicator, community college instructor, avid gardener! For almost 30 years I owned a successful business that designed, built and maintained landscapes for businesses from San Francisco to Monterey. Today my intention is to share those three decades of experience.

C27 363672, 127 National St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060,
Phone (831) 471-9100 Fax ( 831) 471-9200

Hope Dance Magazine

    The purpose of HopeDance is simply to report on the outrageous, pioneering and inspiring activities of outstanding individuals and organizations who are creating a new world–regardless of their spiritual tradition or political agenda. We publish material and engage in activities (forums, workshops, film festivals…) that are necessary in building ecologically sustainable, practical, down-to-earth solutions, holistic, healthy and awakened community. Strong Permaculture focus and support for local and West coast Pc orgs and a Permaculture events calendar for North America.

Publisher / Editor Bob Banner,
Ventura / Santa Barbara County Editor Wes Roe,

International Institute for Ecological Agriculture

     P.O. 1882 Soquel, CA 95073, PH: 831-458-5141 fax 3193.

MetroFarm / Saturday Food Chain Radio show

     The Saturday Food Chain is an audience-interactive radio program that airs live on Saturdays from 9am to 10am Pacific time. The Food Chain, which has been named the Ag/News Show of the Year by California’s legislature, is hosted by Michael Olson, who–in addition to being General Manager of radio stations KSCO & KOMY–is the author of the Ben Franklin Book of the Year award-winning MetroFarm, a 576-page guide to metropolitan agriculture.

Michael Olson * PO Box 1244 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 831 4271620 *

Nucleus Permaculture

  Karmendra Rossy, (707) 775-5746 Sebastopol, Ca, USA

Oasis Design

     Ecological Design publishing & consultingOriginal designs for living better, cheaper, & more ecologically since 1980

5 San Marcos Trout Club, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-9726, Fax: 805 967-3229 Phone: 967-9956

Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

     Offers Permaculture Design Courses with Brock Dolman, Doug Gosling, Penny Livingston and others. The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) is an educational institute and intentional community. Founded in 1994 by a group of biologists, artists, activists, educators and horticulturists, OAEC serves as a multi-purpose gathering place for people seeking innovative and practical approaches to the social, economic, environmental and spiritual challenges of our day. The Center and the residential intentional community approach the acts of everyday living and work with renewed attention to our consumption, “waste,” land use practices, and interpersonal dynamics, while searching for creative solutions and experimenting with new models.

Coleman Valley Rd., Occidental, CA 95465. 15290 PH: 707-874-1557, fax -1558

Permascapes: Sustainable Landscapes & Gardens

     Darko Nikolic, Certified Permaculture Designer

PH: 831-359-7935,

Peak Moment Conversations

     A television series on positive responses to energy decline and climate change through local community action. * local food production * renewable energy * transportation alternatives * “green” building * local currencies and investing * personal responses * business & governmental * and more!
We welcome opportunities to disseminate these programs far and wide!

Peak Moment Television, 15504 Lone Bobcat Way, Nevada City, CA 95959 530-265-4244

Permaculture Across Borders

     Permaculture Across Borders came about as a result of conversations at Permaculture Design Certificate courses in the USA and Australia. A foundation was envisioned that would build upon local knowledge by supporting community-based education sites, and that would also connect communities, cities and regions to each other.Today our Board and Advisory Board members live and work across the world, from Australia to Tajikistan; from Armenia to Jordan and in every region of the United States. Their connections are PAB’s greatest resource. After assembling an initial team of teachers, designers, and consultants from across the globe, Permaculture Across Borders incorporated as a Not for Profit in the state of California, USA, during August of 2006. Our Goals:To build permaculture demonstration and teaching sites in partnership with local communities

Permaculture Institute of Southern California

     Dr. Roley and the Permaculture Institute of Southern California have been providing education, training, services and community leadership to the citizens and municipalities of Laguna Beach, Orange County, the southern california bioregion and northern Mexico for over 30 years. Dr. Bill Roley is an applied ecologist, environmental instructor and consultant. He combines the disciplines of anthropology, biology, architecture, engineering, agriculture, and ecology to address modern challenges of providing for human needs while maintaining ecosystem health. His teaching and design work at the John Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies at California Polytechnic University is a graphic example of this interdisciplinary work. He heads up the Ecological Restoration certificate program at Saddleback College and teaches biology at Soka University.

1027 Summit Way; Laguna Beach, CA 92651, Ph: int+ (1) 949-494-5843, fax -0129

plant — Sustainable Landscapes

     plant offers comprehensive landscape design and consultation services featuring inspiring and functional landscape solutions with an emphasis on environmentally responsible practices. We can assist in every step of the project from the initial consult to maintaining the finished product.We take a holistic approach towards managing and restoring the Earth’s landscapes where resources are conserved, chemical use is restricted and labor inputs are reduced.

(805) 441-4604 | | P.O. Box 473 Cayucos, Ca 93430

Post Carbon Institute

     Post Carbon Institute provides individuals and communities with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated ecological, economic, energy, and equity crises of the 21st century. We help build resilience to withstand these crises, and support social and cultural change to make society more ready to take decisive and appropriate action. Specifically, we:

  • Grow collective understanding of our energy reality, and the need for both conservation and appropriate, community-centric renewable energy.

  • Promote community resilience as the best way to build thriving, relocalized neighborhoods, towns, and cities capable of withstanding coming disruptions.

  • Support a growing movement of innovators and early adopters who can develop best practices and provide leadership both now and during future crises.

613 4th Street Suite #208, Santa Rosa CA 95404 USA

Phone: +1 (707) 823-8700  E-mail:

Quail Springs

     A learning oasis and permaculture farm where mentoring, stewardship, and sustainability are nurtured and expressed in daily living, land based education, applied ecology, mentoring, and right livelihood. phone. 805.886.7239 fax. 866.321.1102

PO Box 417, New Cuyama, CA 93254

Regenerative Design Institute
     Executive Directors: Penny Livingston-Stark and James Stark.
RDI is a non-profit educational organization with the vision that all people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the earth. We envision a world in which people, inspired by nature, create and maintain healthy and abundant livelihoods that enhance fertility and biodiversity on the planet. We envision humans as a positive, healing presence on Earth, creating more abundance on the planet than would be possible without them.

Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for a revolution in the way humans relate to the natural world. As we continue to develop Commonweal Garden into an educational center and demonstration site in permaculture and regenerative design, we serve as an inspiration of possibility for how people can live in a mutually enhancing relationship with the Earth. Through our programs and courses, we teach the skills and technology people need to become community leaders and create healthy solutions to the current environmental crisis.

PO Box 923 Bolinas, CA 94924 415 868-9681

Richard Heinberg

     Richard Heinberg is one of the world’s foremost Peak Oil (oil depletion) educators and is a Research Fellow of Post Carbon Institute. He is the award-winning author of seven books including The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies; Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World; and The Oil Depletion Protocol: A Plan to Avert Oil Wars, Terrorism, and Economic Collapse. He is a journalist, educator, lecturer, and a Core Faculty member of New College of California, where he teaches a program on “Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community.”

1604 Jennings Avenue, Santa Rosa CA 95401 USA

Sandy Bar Ranch

     We’re is nestled in a beautiful valley carved out by the Klamath River deep in the Klamath/Siskiyou Mountains. Our riverside cabins are equipped with a kitchen/living room, bedroom, bathroom and outdoor deck. At the Ranch, you’ll find an organic garden, a small flock of chickens and goats, a fruit tree nursery and a small craft shop. Swimming, hiking, fishing, rafting, canoeing,and biking are the main activities. Work Exchange Opportunities. Check out our website at
Owner: Blythe Reis, PO Box 347, Orleans, CA 95556 USA, Phone 530-627-3379 Fax 530-627-3379

Sentient Landscape

     We work on projects of all scales: Residential Landscape; Commercial Developments; Farm Design; Community/Co-Housing Projects; Public Projects and Schools; Decorative and Storage Ponds of All Sizes; Waterfalls, Fountains and Water Elements; Automatic Irrigation Systems; Drainage Design; Rainwater Harvesting and Storage; Replicated Wetlands / Grey Water Systems; Aquaculture; Creek Restoration. Alternative Construction: Strawbale Construction; Vaulted Strawbale Construction; Cob (Earth) Construction; Cob (Earth) Oven; Living Structures; Bio-remediation; Grey Water Systems; Gardens; Food and Resource Production; Integrated Animal Management; Animal Tractoring and Rotation…

Kamala Bennett and Geoff Hall, 965 Martin Lane, Sebastopol CA 95472
Tel (707)829-3655
Fax (707) 829-3055

Sierra Permaculture Guild

     The Sierra Permaculture Guild aims to promote Permaculture education, networking and info-sharing throughout the Sierra Nevada bioregion. We encourage those interested in ecological agriculture, seed saving, horticulture, alternative building, renewable energy, community currency, peak oil preparedness & relocalization, wilderness skills, natural healing, cottage industries, aquaculture, animal husbandry, water storage, earthworks, ecology, native skills, handicrafts and related practices to join and participate. Sign up for the Sierra Permaculture Guild listserv to find or promote Permaculture events in the Sierra Nevada bioregion.

Skillful Means

     Skillful Means is a design & construction firm with decades of experience in healthy, natural, and efficient design.
We believe that a good design takes the qualities of the site and blends them with the needs and aspirations of those who will live there.
We’re available for talks, workshops, on-site guidance and professional consulting.
We act as consultants to other building and design professionals.
We offer complete design services and our full-service construction team provides quality work within your budget.

PO Box 207 Junction City, CA 96048

South Coast Permaculture Guild & Santa Barbara Permaculture Network Local Chapters & Affiliate Organizations:

- Eric Werbalowsky-Newsletter contact: www.ewerb.webjump/scpg
- Ojai Permaculture Guild PO Box 973, Ojai, CA 93024 Contact: Dave White, 805/646-9809 *
-Central Coast Permaculture Guild Contacts: c/o Rob Kimmel 805-438-5745 (San Luis Obispo) 16805 Walnut St, Atascadero, CA 93422 *
- Cal Poly Student Experimental Farm, The SARC (Sustainable Ag. Resource Center) Cal Poly Tech/San Luis Obispo, Hunter Francis 805-756-5086 *
- San Diego Permaculture Guild Contact: SD Economic Conversion Council, (619) 298-8879 *
- Long Beach Organics Contact: David Krieger-DeWitt,(562)-438-9000 *
- Southern East Sierra, Tom Drummond, (760)377-5011 Ridgecrest *
- Pc Institute of Southern California, Dr Bill Roley Ph: int+ (1) 949-494 Laguna Beach *
- Santa Cruz Permaculture Vince Pastori 831/763-3848 *
- Path to Freedom, Pasadena Ms. Anais Dervaes *
- LA Permaculture Guild Joan 323-630-4673 and Camille *

224 E. Figueroa Ct. #C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Contact: Margie Bushman / Wes Roe, Phone: 805/962-2571

     Author of The Spiral Dance, Dreaming the Dark, Truth or Dare, The Fifth Sacred Thing, Walking to Mercury, The Twelve Wild Swans, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying, and Webs of Power. Starhawk’s Permaculture Resources and Earth Activist Trainings:

Starhawk c/o: Reclaiming P.O. Box 14404 San Francisco, CA 94114

Urban Permaculture Guild

     The Urban Permaculture Guild is an organized group action that educates and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform how they live and the urban places where they live. We facilitate artistic and ecologically-oriented placemaking and educational projects that honor the interconnection of human communities and the natural world.


     Nicolas Papadopoulos, information cartography

ViewCraft is a unique consulting firm that helps organizational leaders understand and leverage the value of context to improve the sustainability of their operations. We’re not “specialist” kind of consultants. We’re generalists who see the leverage points and help you connect them in ways you never imagined. Since sustainability is about integration, we’ll work with you to build a systems perspective that helps you identify efficiencies and synergies that not only transform your operations and achieve cost-savings, but more importantly, provide you with a more informed and motivated staff; the best insurance policy against the risks of a rapidly changing world.

LLC 301C N. Main Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 Tel: 707.824.9634 Fax: 707.824.1049

Village Homes Assoc.

     Village Homes is a seventy-acre subdivision located in the west part of Davis, California. It was designed to encourage both the development of a sense of community and the conservation of energy and natural resources.

2665 Portage Bay Ave, STE 6, Davis, California, 95616 USA, Tel: int+ 1 916 753 6345

Weaving Earth
  Guided by the inherent interrelationship of all life, Weaving Earth fosters leadership in support of the holistic health of people, communities and the planet upon which we all depend.

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