New York

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AppleSeed Permaculture

     Based in southern Rensselaer County (Town of Nassau), AppleSeed Permaculture performs land-use consulting and implementation using Permaculture Design principles. They specialize in designing and planting locally-adapted Food Forests, especially to reinvigorate aging, or abandoned fruit orchards. Founder Ethan Roland spent a year traveling around the world studying the global diversity of apples. He encountered Permaculture while researching orchard management in
New Zealand, and has completed designs in Mexico, Nicaragua, the Blue Mountains, and across the Northeast. performs land-use design and consulting and based on the principles of permaculture design.
We design, teach, and research productive ecosystems for farms, homes, and communities. Services include:

  • Integrated Ecological Agriculture,

  • Whole Farm

  • Planning, Keyline Design

  • Site & Master Planning for Sustainable Developments; Energy, Water, and “Waste” systems • Orchard, Edible Forest Garden, and Food Forest Tree Crops Design & Consulting

  • Presentations, Workshops, Permaculture Design Courses

  • Site Analysis, Property Assessment, and Regenerative Design

AppleSeed Permaculture collaborates with a diversity of ecological designers and world-changing organizations to co-create sustainable landscapes, living spaces, and land-based livelihoods. We perform cutting-edge research on carbon-sequestering perennial agriculture, teach permaculture design courses & workshops, and integrate whole-systems sustainability into all aspects of our work.

Ethan C. Roland
(518) 610.1375


Jonah Vitale-Wolff, Hudson Valley Natural Building

     Based in urban Albany, NY, Hudson Valley Natural Building (HVNB) is a community-based artisan company that focuses
on the application of natural building in the urban setting, through custom renovation and landscaping, educational
workshops, and community work. HVNB uses natural building practices and materials as a sustainable alternative to
conventional methods. At HVNB we use local clay, sand, straw, recycled paper, salvaged wood, and other reclaimed construction waste to make our custom projects beautiful and sustainable.
As a result, our projects are completely non-toxic, safe, and inclusive of anyone who wants to join in the fun. From earthen plasters to garden walls, all of the work of HVNB is customized to reflect the needs of each client, community and project, while engendering an atmosphere of sharing skills.


     Since 1973 greenguerillas™ has helped thousands of people realize their dreams of turning vacant rubble-strewn lots into vibrant community gardens. Each year we work with hundreds of grassroots groups throughout New York City to strengthen underserved neighborhoods through community gardening. With our help, people grow food, plant flowers,
educate youth, paint colorful murals and preserve their gardens as vital community centers for future generations.

214 W. 29th St. 5th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(212) 402-1121 Fax: (212) 228-6414


Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute

     The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) is an organization devoted to making permaculture-based education
accessible in our region. We offer opportunities to learn sustainable, ecological design methods including workshops,
study groups, apprentice programs, and the intensive Permaculture Design Certification course. FLPCI was founded by Michael Burns, Steve Gabriel and Karryn Olson Ramanujan in 2005.
Since the beginning FLPCI has been sustained and nutured by the support of our alumni and volunteers for whom we
are grateful. Visit our website for details regarding our current offerings.
FLX Permaculture Network: Join an online network connecting people doing on-the-ground permaculture work in the
Finger Lakes Region and in surrounding areas of New York, Pennsylvania, Ontario, the Great Lakes, and New England. Visit

2962 Swamp Rd., Cayutaville, NY 14805
(607) 527-0607


     Women are the world’s most powerful consumers, who want to invest in green and socially-conscious services and products. As Regenepreneurs, we innovate and fast-track these new offerings—knowing that by doing our small part in this sacred work, we come into right relationship so that the web of life may heal “Ki”-self.  We claim this power so that we, our families, our communities, and our Earth, can thrive.

We know that entrepreneurship is about embracing risk, and can be scary. It’s also a fast path to personal growth. We cultivate support systems and embed ourselves in a community that is deeply reflective, connected to embodied wisdom, rooted in mentors and mutual support, and grounded in a deeply regenerative paradigm. We also hone our entrepreneurial and professional skills, so we can offer exceptional value to our clients (whom we consider Beloveds!) and thrive.

We honor time for self-care, personal growth, cultivating loving relationships, nature connection, connection to Source, recharge, fun, and inspiration as the reason for living—and design our entrepreneurial ecosystems accordingly.

Karryn Olson-Ramanujan

     Karryn has made it her mission to lead the way towards the balance between permaculture, entrepreneurship and women's empowerment. This website is the culmination and sharing of her 20 years of permaculture practice, and the many lessons learned along the way.

She co-founded the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute in 2005, teaches sustainability-related courses at Ithaca College, co-organized and supports regional and national women's gatherings in permaculture, has taught at Women’s Permaculture Teacher Trainings, as well as Advanced Permaculture Design courses.

She is dedicated to supporting women and other historically marginalized populations in their vital roles as community leaders. She is a resident at Ecovillage Ithaca.

Green Phoenix Permaculture
     Green Phoenix Permaculture is a non profit public charity that inspires and facilitates individuals in the Northeastern United States to build an economy based on care for the earth care for people and the return of surplus. We will conduct classes, seminars, and community outreach on Permaculture, natural building, communication and decision making skills and other related topics. In addition, we will create a community land trust, which will acquire property in the region in order to make it available for organic agriculture, affordable, environmentally friendly housing and socially and environmentally responsible small businesses or, to preserve it in its natural state.

Cayuta Sun Homestead

     The Cayuta Sun Homestead is home farm (non-commercial) used as a site for permaculture education. Michael Burns
along with other members of Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute are promoting sustainable living and education in Central New York State.

Michael Burns
2962 Swamp Rd., Cayutaville, NY 14805

New York Permaculture Exchange

      Claudia Eve Joseph, founder of the Permaculture Exchange moved to New York in 2001 and began working at the Garden
of Union in Brooklyn. As a teacher, gardener and organizer she practices permaculture in public and private spaces.
She holds two certificates and a Diploma of Permaculture. She has taught at Merritt College, the Berkeley Ecology
Center and many local nurseries and gardens.

375 2nd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 369-1139


Hancock Permaculture Center

     The Hancock Permaculture Center is located in Hancock (Delaware County), three hours from New York City, and dedicated to the philosophy and practice of permaculture in the upper Delaware and western Catskills bioregion.

372 West Front Street
Hancock, NY 13783-1081
Phone: (917) 771-9382

Ethan Zickler, Eden Design

     Specializing in Ecological Sensitivity, Energy Conservation, Food Productivity, Natural and Local Materials, Client Inclusive Designs.Services include:
Landscape and Garden Design,
Timber Frame and Natural Wood Elements,
Site plans and drawings,
Project Installation, Construction, Management
Consultation, Educational Teaching and Presentations

Eden Design, 990 Samsonville Rd., Kerhonkson, NY 12446(845) 626-4296, emaltickler (at)

Center for Bioregional Living

     Create regional Infrastructures that are diverse and well adapted to the local ecological,social and geological realities. A bioregion is an area that shares similar soils, climate, and plant and animal communities, they can include several watersheds. As a planning tool it dates to the 1920’s when they were devised as physiographic provinces combining the sciences of physical geology and geography. Today they are being used as a regulatory base map by the EPA and the DEP and The Nature Conservancy. We are expanding the concept to create regionally appropriate models for economic development using Permaculture design.

Andrew Faust, Adriana Magana, 302 Bedford Ave., #22, Brooklyn, NY 11211

National Young Farmers Coalition
     NYFC represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success.

We envision a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained, and take a little risk can support themselves and their families in farming. 
P.O. Box 1074, Hudson, NY 12534


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