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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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Permaculture Observation Walk at North Bivouac Park Trailhead.

April 24, 2016 from 2pm to 4:30pm
What: Permaculture Observation WalkWhen: Sunday afternoon, April 24th, 2:00 to 4:30 PMWhere: North Bivouac Park Trailhead. Meet in the parking lot at 1:15 PMObservation of nature & patterns in our surroundings is a practice at the heart of permaculture, spiritual traditions, subsistence & many other disciplines. Spend part of an afternoon with Permaculture Designers Louise Fode and Leslie Tose in observation practice that uses all six senses. We will spend some time walking silently as…See More
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"Hi Olivia, I hope to see you at some of our gatherings. Tell your folks I said "Hi'. Cheers, Dohnn Wood"
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Monthy Guild Potluck at The Bioshelter

April 10, 2016 from 6pm to 8:30pm
 Learn more about northern permaculture, meet new people and eat good food.This month's gathering will be hosted by Cindee and Curt Karns at the Alaska Bioshelter, located near the end of Eagle River Rd. (9.5 mi. and then up Prudhoe Bay Drive)There will be a demonstration of tapping birch trees for sap.NOTE:  It takes about one hour to get there from Anchorage; comment on the Facebook page if interested in car pooling.See More
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Stammtisch at Organic Oasis

April 1, 2016 from 6:30pm to 9pm
April Fool's Day ....join the Anchorage Permaculture Guild for an evening of "Stammtisch" - free-range discussion and food.In the German tradition, a "Stammtisch" is an informal gathering held on a regular basis. It also refers to the table around which the group meets. A Stammtisch is not a structured meeting, but rather a friendly get-together involving socializing, talking about books, movies, and often politics or philosophy. Traditionally, the meeting table is marked with a sign or ugly…See More
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I'm a 22 year old guy and I would like to learn as much as possible, learning by doing. If you want to help me with my goal making selfsufficient villages in Greenland, where i am from and live. Develop a School to…


Posted by Mathias Stenbakken on October 31, 2015 at 10:02am

Notes from Feb. 2015 Anchorage Guild Meeting

Notes from the meeting this evening:


Participants included: Seija Sinniki, Rod & Christine Wilcox, Steve Shamburek, Michelle Wilber, Barbara Roland, Suzy, Cindee Karns, Val Glooschenko, Jessica Jansen, Leslie Tose, Bridget Paule

Michelle – website update: no one has yet stepped up to handle Ning site.  Reminder that end of March is deadline for Ning site volunteers to self-identify to keep the site up. Keep using Facebook for now,  Free Wordpress replacement site will be…


Posted by Bridget Paule on February 8, 2015 at 9:41pm

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

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