This is a community to link permaculturalists and others interested in sustainable solutions for and by Alaskans.



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What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a holistic design process, using ecology as a basis for designing integrated systems: food production, community, economics, housing, with an embued ethic of caring for the earth, caring for people and sharing the surplus. That's asking us to limit our consumption and design for abundance and then share that abundance with each other.

We can also apply the principals to design our life. Using thoughtful observation look at your daily practices. What elements contribute to a healthy life and which do not? Waste= food. What areas of your life are there wastes? How can they feed into another system?

This is not just organic gardening, it's the garden of our lives. Understand how nature works and then apply it to our lives. Cleaning waste water. Experimenting with alternative fuels. How can we change the patterns of our behavior to match nature's systems?


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Alaska Permaculture Network

This social network is meant to catalyze connectivity and information sharing between Alaskans interested in practicing permaculture.

Start or join a discussion or group!
Upload files that are interesting, share links, photos, and videos.

In addition, the Anchorage Permaculture Guild, a subgroup of this network, meets on the first or second Sunday of the month at various people's houses. Please check the events to see when the next one is. The mission of the Anchorage Permaculture guild is to nurture a resilient, sub-arctic community by promoting, teaching, and practicing permaculture.

People in other communities are highly encouraged to start local groups of their own!

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Eagle River Member
Cindee Karns updated an event

POSTPONED until I get water: Permie Preppers at Alaskan Bioshelter and Permaculture Center

January 24, 2015 at 2pm to June 13, 2015 at 5pm
aka Permaculture Resiliency TrainingThis six week permaculture prepper workshop offers a practical hands-on training in skills, strategies and insights to help us become more resilient.  Resilience is the ability to withstand or recover from difficult situations. It includes our capacity to make the best of things, cope with stress and rise to the occasion by supporting ourselves and our neighbors. Bring a willingness to learn how to live sustainably in Alaska and leave with tools you need to…See More
Jan 22

Eagle River Member
Cindee Karns updated an event

POSTPONED until I get water: Basic Permaculture Design at Alaskan Bioshelter and Permaculture Center

January 17, 2015 at 2pm to June 20, 2015 at 5pm
In this introductory six-week design seminar, you will learn how to map out the place where you live, and then, over the course of the winter, put together an exciting, long term plan for your sustainable home and landscape, using nature and her patterns for a template. We will make sure our designs take care of people, take care of the environment and return the extra resources to the landscape.   Bring a sketch or property map of your site or yard that you want to design and a laptop.  This…See More
Jan 22
Profile Icongeenah caragliu, Cmahki and Andrew Gorny joined Alaska Permaculture
Jan 20

Anchorage Member
Seija might attend Bridget Paule's event

February 2015 Anchorage Guild Meeting & Food Share at Spenard Ecoplex

February 8, 2015 from 5:30pm to 8pm
details coming...lemme think of something fun and interesting and seasonally appropriate...but, in case I don't (or forget to update this), you can count on food and socializing starting at 5:30 and the "business" meeting starting at 7:00pm.We may have a fire outside, weather permitting.See More
Jan 19

Mat Su Member
Ellen VandeVisse posted an event

From Grass to Garden at VCRS = Valley Community for Recycling Solutions

January 31, 2015 from 10:30am to 12pm
Transform Your Turf into Food ProductionYes, you can create a garden bed.No, you don't have to break your back ripping up sod.Grow your own fresh salads, tasty greens, tender vegetables!Create ddible landscape--and mow less!See More
Jan 18
Profile IconUlu Mears and Amanda Prevel joined Alaska Permaculture
Jan 18

Anchorage Member
Bridget Paule left a comment for Valerie Barber
"Hi Val!  My winter is going very well.  Had a nice, calm holiday season and now it's utter madness at work, but I'm staying pretty well balanced overall...I think!  I just put in a fruit tree/bush order with my housemate and…"
Jan 18

Anchorage Member
Bridget Paule and Valerie Barber are now friends
Jan 18

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Potluck and Meeting

Hi all, Just want to invite anyone on the Ning site to our monthly potluck and meeting. We will be gathering  Sunday, January 11th from 5:30 - 8:30 at our house. Please bring a dish of preferably local food to share, and we will sit and share our thoughts on permi-ism as it relates to Alaska and us. Hope you all can…


Posted by Dohnn Wood on January 8, 2015 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

Anchorage Guild December 2014 Meeting Notes

Notes from the Anchorage guild meeting this evening, December 14, 2014:

1. Michelle Wilber will look into sending message to all Ning members to:

       a. Inform folks of November 2014 decision for AK Guild to step back from monitoring the site and any other guild member who wants to maintain the statewide site to step forward or the site will sunset in august 2015, to be replaced with a free WordPress site.

       b. Anchorage guild will now use Facebook to…


Posted by Bridget Paule on December 14, 2014 at 8:37pm

Creating a "Permanent Culture of Health"

We are the powerful Creators of our lives. We can, through inattention or lack of knowledge, create dis-ease. We can also choose to create or restore health.

My current passion is sharing what I know about creating a permanent culture of health with as many people as would care to know and be responsible for that knowledge. And, since you are reading this, I think that means YOU!

The number one most prohibitive impediment to the health and healing of the human body is the… Continue

Posted by Leslie Kerr on December 7, 2014 at 12:00am


Hello there,

I am a television producer working for major independent production company Optomen Television in London.  We are currently producing a new documentary series for Channel 4 in the UK about people who have quit the rat race and moved to live in wilderness…


Posted by Cheryl Jackson on November 11, 2014 at 2:29am




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