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


Fungus lore 1 Reply

Started by Seija in Uncatagorized. Last reply by Saskia Esslinger 9 hours ago.

Cold Climate Resources? 1 Reply

Started by Larissa Lychenko in Resources. Last reply by Alison Jul 23.

SE Alaska 6 Replies

Started by Bud Nye in Uncatagorized. Last reply by Cindee Karns Nov 16, 2013.


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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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Anchorage Member
Saskia Esslinger replied to Seija's discussion Fungus lore
"beautiful post, Seija!  I got a little fungus fever myself this weekend, but I"m such a beginner, all I know is boletes!"
9 hours ago

Anchorage Member
Saskia Esslinger joined Cindee Karns's group

Alaskans who hold PDCs

This is a current list of those who hold a PDC. If you know of someone else, please contact Cindee, so she can add him/her.See More
10 hours ago

Anchorage Member
Seija posted a discussion

Fungus lore

 Paul Stamets says that mycelium intelligence selects people to communicate with them. Fungi are attracted to mycophiles like him. As I was mushroom gathering with my friend Bridget during the Girdwood Fungus Fair, I noticed that mushrooms were attracted to her. As soon as we stepped out of the car, a beautiful Admirable Bolete (Boletus mirabilis) chose to reveal its velvety brown cap to Bridget.“The mushrooms are calling for you,” I kept jokingly repeating to her. They were. Why her? Why not…See More
10 hours ago

Anchorage Member
Saskia Esslinger is now friends with Lisa Humphreys and Larissa Wright-Elson
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Anchorage Member
Seija commented on Seija's blog post Progress report on the guild structure renewal
"Lisa, I agree with you about the facebook. I discovered the benefit of having a record of our discussions as I wanted to know more about the origins of our guild. Also the Transition Town discussions were interesting to read. When new people join…"
Lisa Humphreys commented on Seija's blog post Progress report on the guild structure renewal
"Thank you all for keeping up the site and the discussions!  I dont get to many events but I am a "practicing Permie" and love that there is a forum for us to post questions or to see what is working for everyone else!  Love that…"
Aug 26

Eagle River Member
Cindee Karns's event was featured

Walk Through Wednesdays at the Bioshelter at AlaskanEcoEscape Permaculture Center

August 27, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Come check out the bioshelter and the new clay/straw greenhouse with the rocket mass stove and bench.  This Wednesday or next.  Only 12 at a time:  reserve your ticket here: More
Aug 26

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 — 2 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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