Allies, Resources, and Cosponsors:
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project, www.asapconnects.org- local food and farms advocates promoting regional Farm Guide and Farm Tours; classroom projects; listserv.
Ashevillage Institute, www.ashevillage.org Permaculture teaching and demonstration site; consulting; blog.
Asheville Permaculture Guild, www.ashevillepermacultureguild.org presently low-activity with occasional posts.
Bloomington Permaculture Guild
Blue Ridge Permaculture Institute, Northern VA, www.blueridgepermaculture.net
Bountiful Cities, www.bountifulcitiesproject.org Asheville’s nine city wide community gardens, including Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park with over 40 different fruit and nut trees.
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, www.carolinafarmstewards.org – over 30 yrs. old non-profit Carolina Farm Stewardship Association promotes organic agriculture in both North and South Carolina.
Earthaven, www.earthaven.org, Developing Permaculture ecovillage and training site near Asheville/Black Mountain, NC. Numerous Pc classes and workshops. Intern opportunities.
Heartwood, www.heartwood.org Heartwood stretches over the eastern hardwood region of the US and balances forest protection, energy concerns, and support for sustainable projects-including permaculture. Heartwood hosts a Forest Council each Memorial Day and a Reunion for activists each year in October.
Kleiworks, www.kleiworks.org is an international non-profit focusing on natural building and permaculture. Based in Asheville but with many International projects.
Sustainable Western NC, www.sustainablewnc.org, gateway to Asheville and Western NC – food/ shelter/ community/ Energy/ Economy/ Environment.
Gatherings, Education, and Schools:
Celo Gathering, http://www.southeasternpermaculture.org/- Open listserv primarily for The Summer Gathering at Celo community near Asheville. This will be the 18th Gathering during 2nd weekend in August
Firefly Gathering,www.fireflygathering.org – offers over 100 Primative Technology/Earth Skills, hands-on workshops with highly experienced presenters on a wide range survival skills from fire building to brain tanning near Asheville.
Organic Grower’s School, www.organicgrowersschool.org. 18th year, March 5-6th, 2011, with over 70 presenters- considered best 2 day series of organic gardening/farming workshops in southeast.
North American Permaculture Convergence, www.northamericanpermaculture.com. 2014, Minnesota; 2016, California.
Permaculture Institute of North America, www.pina.in, offers diplomas in applied permaculture fields including education and site design. Candidates work with Field Advisors to complete their diploma work and present them to regional experts.
Great Rivers and Lakes Permaculture Institute, www.greatriversandlakes.org. A regional organization for the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Permaculture Design magazine, www.permaculturedesignmagazine.com
Living Systems Design,www.livingsystemsdesign.net– new permaculture services group with Chuck Marsh, Zev Friedman and friends. Offers consulting and installation services.
Useful Plant Nursery,www.usefulplants.org– Permaculture long-termer Chuck Marsh’s and associates nursery of over 200 edible and useful plants.
Mountain Gardens Herbs,mountaingardensherbs.com- Joe Hollis’s 25 year-old evolving “Paradise Garden” with best collection of medicinal herbs (over 500 species) in Southeast. Sells plants, seeds, tinctures, dried herbs. Has workshops/interns.