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?

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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Michelle Calvin is now a member of Alaska Permaculture
Nov 16

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Valanne Glooschenko left a comment for Christine Wilcox
"Hey Christine - you and husband were greats hosts on Sunday- thanks for having the group - look forward to seeing you soon - Val"
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Valanne Glooschenko and Christine Wilcox are now friends
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D.Edward Sarten and Cindee Karns are now friends
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Cheryl Jackson posted discussions
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Valanne Glooschenko is attending Christine Wilcox's event

Pot luck and celebration of the harvest at Hillside near Hilltop

November 9, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
Join us to celebrate the harvest. Share your successes and failures, share your plans and ideas. Meeting to follow to discuss the Guild: structure?, Ning site?, calender?, meeting place?If you cannot come, please share your thoughts, here on the Ning site or on FB.See More
Nov 9

Blog Posts


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

2 days left to save $250 for PDC at Mat Su Farm

Register today!! Early Registration ends Oct 10th for the 2014-15 Cold-Climate PDC course at the Mat Su Experimental Farm. Read on to find out about more discounts.

We are very excited to offer another course starting in November and ending in March.  We have an amazing opportunity to learn from Jude Hobbs, one of the nationally recognized teachers and teacher trainers in permaculture.  Jude instructed Cindee for her permaculture teaching…


Posted by Terri Brown on October 9, 2014 at 11:45am

Progress report on the guild structure renewal

This is a summary of the meeting that that took place at Saskia Esslinger's home on Sunday. We met to continue the discussion initiated by the “modest proposal” of the self-appointed "core group." Only four members, Saskia, Leslie Tose, Teresa Brown and Seija Sinikki were present. After a lively debate, we were united by a shared vision.

As founding members of the guild, Theresa and Saskia reviewed the original purpose, structure, and traditions of the guild. The guild was designed… Continue

Posted by Seija on August 4, 2014 at 11:18pm — 6 Comments

Sunday in the Garden

Hi all, Just thought I'd let you know that the Anchorage Garden Club's annual garden tour this year is all about food gardens. To that end both Saskia's garden and my garden will be open, as well as the kid's garden at the Anchorage Waldorf School. If you are looking for some entertainment this Sunday anytime between…


Posted by Dohnn Wood on July 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Picking greens?

I have been out of the circle for awhile and will be in Anchorage for 10 days until August 3rd. I'd love to find a group to pick greens with before I have to go back to the village.

Posted by Michelle Ganoza on July 23, 2014 at 12:18pm — 6 Comments




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