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Peter Bane & Keith Johnson are experienced permaculture site designers and teachers. We have been providing consulting advice and design for 26 years. With a wealth of experience in temperate climate permaculture systems we can offer a range of consulting services to regional and distant clients. We have served clients in Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennesee, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Argentina, Chile, Canada, Trinidad-Tobago, and elsewhere.
We bring a broad range of experience to guide you through the process of creating abundant, whole system yields for your property, family, or community. By applying fundamental ecological principles and careful attention, we work to reveal, reevaluate, map, list, measure and magnify the abundance already present or potential in your landscape, ecosystem, watershed, or bioregion. We can also identify the leaks” (of energy, $, water, species, or nutrients) in your system and suggest essential “repairs” necessary to regenerate them.
11122 Sikkenga Rd, Montague, MI 49437 USA
Peter Bane, publisher (teacher, designer/consultant/author/editor), previously Editor / Publisher of Permaculture Activist Magazine (now Permaculture Design Magazine), author of The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town & Country
Keith Johnson was raised in Michigan's Upper Peninsula (where he learned at an early age he was related to Johnny Appleseed), and has been a commercial landscaper, stonemason, and organic gardener since 1976 in places as varied as subtropical Bay Area of California, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Michigan, & the mountains of W. North Carolina. After devouring Permaculture One in 1978 he continued to learn all he could on the subject. He's been teaching Permaculture since '95, has instructed more than 1200 students, many of those through Indiana University's annual Design Course which began in 2003. He's taught or trained with Bill Mollison, Larry Santoyo, Tom Ward, Penny Livingston, Peter Bane, Chuck Marsh, Starhawk, and Jerome Osentowski.
A frequent public speaker and radio interviewee, he works constantly to share a vision of cultural and ecological regeneration and continues to provide ecological design and consultation services via Patterns for Abundance.
A guild of Permaculture Design Course graduates formed in 2006.
Sheltering Hills Design
Sheltering Hills provides design services, coordinates implementation of those designs, and provides a framework for related businesses reflecting the passion and creativity of the designer, Rhonda Baird. By providing detailed, practical design and practices based in sound ecological principles, Sheltering Hills Design seeks to enhance your life and the world around you.
(and gardens), Bloomington, IN
Salem Willard and Jonas Carpenter.
Bread and Roses is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest. We look to the forest for answers and inspiration. With a focus on species that serve multiple functions in the landscape we carry a wide range of perennial trees and shrubs, herbs, berries, flowers and so much more. We utilize the design principles and ethics of Permaculture to propagate and grow plants in a manner that gives back to the surrounding ecosystem. We do this by planting at least one of every species in the gardens of the Will Holler Homestead. We also strive to build resilience in our local community by giving away tons of information with every plant! (Sorry, no mail order)
(Jami Scholl) will take a palette consisting of fruits, vegetables, trees, shrubs, brambles, vines, herbs, and flowers to assist you in the creation of a tasteful work of art in your yard. A design and step-by-step implementation plan are created for the client for urban homesteads, potager or Permaculture designs. A needs assessment is used to determine the client’s dietary, lifestyle, and landscaping needs. By using the principles of Permaculture design and bio-intensive growing methods the goal is to create a sustainable and resilient system tailored to the property and lifestyle of the client.
Specializing in Organically Grown Blueberry, Black berry, and Raspberry Plants
All of our plants are grown without the use of chemical pesticides, fungicides, or fertilizers. We use alfalfa and kelp meal, worm castings, rock minerals, fish emulsion (OMRI certified), and compost as our fertilizers. We also
sell soil amendments.
3267 T.C. Steele Rd. Nashville, IN 47448
Permaculture-based consulting, education and stock for today’s homesteader. We began Brambleberry Farm in the fall of 2003 on land that we share with Esprí’s parents in the beautiful hills of Southern Indiana. Our garden beds lie on old meadow land that has not been touched by plow or tiller for over 30 years. Instead of plowing up the sod using heavy machinery, we created garden beds using no-till methods. We never use synthetic pesticides
or fertilizers on our gardens, and follow organic farming methods. We believe that food should be healthy and
nutritious not only to the consumers, but also to the larger environment.
We provide consulting services in the following areas:Permaculture design for urban or suburban home andscapes or rural homesteads. This includes edible landscaping. Design consulting for natural building, including straw bale and slip straw. Energy efficient home design and energy efficient home landscape design. Backyard chicken and other poultry systems.
Esprí and Darren Bender-Beauregard
1668 E CR 100 N, Paoli, IN 47454
took her Permaculture Design Course in 2006 in Bloomington, IN. In November 2008, she decided to go out on a financial limb and buy the property next door in order to sponsor a community permaculture garden in the Green Acres Neighborhood. She chroncicles the evolution of this project at
as “an ongoing report on the origins, difficulties, thrills, successes, failures, and whatever else comes up, as a group of people grope toward manifesting a collective vision during the great global descent into a far simpler way of life that, depending on our level of awareness, will create either coherence or chaos.”
She is also active with Crones Counsel, www.cronescounsel.org , a site for elderwomen who wish to counsel with each other at annual five-day gatherings that include personal storytelling, workshops, handmade crone art and crafts for sale, croning ceremonies, etc.
is a new micropress that specializes in spiritual autobiographies. The first book published in 2007, This Vast Being: A Voyage of Grief and Exaltation, documents Ann’s multidimensional journey through the first year after
her husband’s sudden death.
The Center for Sustainable Living is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization that was formed by Bloomington residents in 1992. In 2014 the organization agreed to serve as a permaculture institute for this area. It is the mission of the Center to make available information, services, projects and networking opportunities for those interested in exploring ecologically sustainable ways of thinking, living and interacting in our community.
We are an umbrella organization which provides 501(c)3 status to projects, created by community members, that adhere to our goals. (Please see the left menu bar for a complete list of our projects.) Our organization is entirely volunteer-run and depends on funds from its members to provide quality programming, events, and information about sustainable living. We have a seven-member board of directors that meets monthly and also maintains a meeting space in the Switchyard Building on Grimes and the B-line. Board meetings are typically held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 in the Monroe County Public Library. Members of the public are welcome to attend; please e-mail us at email@example.com to confirm the meeting schedule.
The goals of the Center for Sustainable Living are:
– to integrate human settlements and activities harmoniously into the natural world;
– to provide services, information, tools and networking opportunities for those interested in sustainable living;
– to develop projects and programs that promote more sustainable ways of living;
– to work with and support other groups with similar purposes; and
– to sponsor public events where community members may meet to exchange ideas, suggest solutions, and develop strategies to promote sustainable living.
P.O Box 1665
Bloomington, Indiana 47402
Phone: (812) 269-6109
Movable electric fencing for your chicken / rabbit / goat tractors. Also shipping from : Kencove Farm Fence, Inc., 344 Kendall Road, Blairsville, PA 15717-8707
113 West 5th Street, Earl Park, IN 47942
Phone : 800 536-2683 or 724 459-8991
FAX : 724 459-9148
Products for irrigating your gardens, row crops, orchard or patio/deck container plants.
PO Box 210, Oldenburg, Indiana 47036 USA