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


Fungus lore 1 Reply

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Cold Climate Resources? 1 Reply

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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.

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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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James is now a member of Alaska Permaculture
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Seija added a discussion to the group Mycelium Running

Shiitake and Vitamin D

Let’s talk about a real Alaskan survival food--the Shiitake! A vitamin pill imbedded in our food.Paul Stamets writes in his article “Sun stroking shiitake” (“Permaculture Activist”, November 2012) that light exposure has a huge impact on the vitamin content of mushrooms, particularly vitamin D, converting ergosterol to provitamin D-2, which is also a strong antioxidant. After reading this article, my slight interest in the mushroom cultivation multiplied like the vitamin-D level in the…See More
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Christine Wilcox posted a status
"I sure don't consider myself an expert in mushrooms, or anything else. I'm learning and loving it."
Oct 14

Anchorage Member
Christine Wilcox is attending Seija's event

Nature walk and tea at Anchorage

October 19, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
The Mycelium Running group is doing an urban nature walk and tasting Chaga tea at Seija's. Our mushroom expert Christine is joining us. The group members are cordially welcome!See More
Oct 13

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Seija replied to Seija's discussion Girdwood Fungus Fair in the group Mycelium Running
"Thanks, Bridget! You must agree that though the telling is a bit embellished the facts are correct."
Oct 13

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Seija posted an event

Nature walk and tea at Anchorage

October 19, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm
The Mycelium Running group is doing an urban nature walk and tasting Chaga tea at Seija's. Our mushroom expert Christine is joining us. The group members are cordially welcome!See More
Oct 13

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"Thank you!"
Oct 12

Blog Posts

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

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




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