About

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The Association for Regenerative Culture (ARC), a 501(c)3 non-profit since 2005, supports transition to an ethical culture of place east of the Mississippi River in North America. Its mission is three-fold:

Support Permaculture Education;

Network Permaculture Practitioners;

Promote Public Demonstration Sites.

ARC trains and grounds individuals with appropriate tools, skills, and practices; promotes resourceful and self-reliant communities and the bioregional organization of society.

ARC sponsors the following:

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ARC accomplishes these initiatives by teaching permaculture principles and strategic techniques; networking educators and practitioners; and supporting demonstration sites.

Read more about our Founder’s Vision.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Supported over 6 Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) classes in VA, OH, IL, resulting in over 165 PDC graduates.
  • Supported establishment of Blue Ridge Permaculture Network in Central Virginia Bioregion.
  • Passed through to Permaculture groups 93% of $20,000.00 in cash and computer donations since 2009.
  • Sponsors and participants in the North American Permaculture Convergences NAPC14 and NAPC16.

This work strengthens vital relationships between the human and natural worlds by promoting the bioregional organization of society; the development of resourceful and self-reliant communities; and the empowerment of individuals with appropriate tools, skills, and practices.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Development of Green Acres Neighborhood Garden (GANG) over ten years as a public teaching, demonstration, and community building site.
  • Birthed ARC Technology Lending Library program to reuse surplus equipment.




  • Green Acres Neighborhood Garden visited by a recent PDC grad, 2014