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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Chris O'Neil joined Seija's group

Mycelium Running

This group is to all fungophiles who like to collect mushrooms, cook and eat mushrooms, grow their own mushrooms, learn about mushrooms in mythology and folk lore, use mushrooms as medicine or art, or enjoy fungi for any other weird reason. See More

Anchorage Member
Seija left a comment for Chris O'Neil
"Chris, I noticed that five years ago you expressed strong interest in starting mushroom farming on your land. Would you please update us on what is happening in this regard, if any? I started a group on this site called Mycelium Running, hoping to…"

Anchorage Member
Chris O'Neil commented on Chris O'Neil's photo


"it is a sundew. a carnivorous plant that grows on the tundra at the west side of our farm."

Anchorage Member
Bridget Paule commented on Seija's group Mycelium Running
"Seija - I am not looking primarily for a mushroom harvest, rather for help breaking down my pike of wood chips. If I get a harvest of something edible, that would be great but it just seemed like I have an opportunity to seed…"

Eagle River Member
Randy and Cathy Steen commented on Seija's group Mycelium Running
"Christine - I have a choice on the ning site to get notified when people comment. Maybe there's something you need to click on to follow the feed."

Eagle River Member
Randy and Cathy Steen commented on Seija's group Mycelium Running
"Randy and I are getting notifcation, I'm loving these posts and looking forward to some sort of class or get together. Collecting wild mushrooms scares me, since I know nothing about mushroom ID. I'd like to learn. But growing them seems…"

Anchorage Member
Seija commented on Seija's group Mycelium Running
"Christine, thanks so much for the informative post. Yes, it would be wonderful to meet at your place and, hopefully, then inspire more people to grow their mushrooms (if I can do it, anybody can). Besides, some of us who want could get our shiitake…"

Anchorage Member
Christine Wilcox commented on Seija's group Mycelium Running
"Sorry, for some reason I'm not getting any email notifications so didn't know there were questions. Seija, osyter mushrooms make a high spore load, which can cause some people to have a bad allergic reaction. For our indoor…"

Blog Posts

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 — 3 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

Want composted goat manure, have truck?

Composted goat manure is being offered in the valley on Sunday afternoon. They have a loader coming so there is no shoveling on that end. I have no truck but would like to share a load with somebody. I really do not want that much. Please call if you are interested. Thanks!



Posted by Elisabeth Holmgren on May 2, 2014 at 7:08pm

2014 Food Revolution Summit

Friends of the Earth presents the 2014 Food Revolution Summit from April 26th to May 4th. This is an online conference with notable speakers. Registration is free. Info can be found at this site:…

Food Revolution Summit


Posted by Fx Nolan on April 19, 2014 at 11:50am




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