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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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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 — 2 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

April Guild Mtg w/Ellen Vand Visse, on Biodynamics

Please join us for the April 2014 Anchorage guild meeting on Sunday, April 13th at the Spenard Ecoplex.


- 5pm: potluck and social hour

- 6pm: guild news and events, discussion items

- 7pm: Biodynamics - a talk by Ellen Vande Visse, of the Good Earth Garden School

1008 W. 30th Ave, Apt. #4, Anchorage, AK 99503. Parking will be on the street as you can find it. The Ecoplex is the only obvious house-like building in the middle of a street of large…


Posted by Bridget Paule on April 7, 2014 at 2:27pm

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Seija replied to Cindee Karns's discussion What is our 2012-13 purpose and/or goals? in the group Anchorage Permaculture Guild Members
"Hi, was it actually almost two years ago when we had this discussion? Well, now we are doing something; there is a new core group working on bringing the group back together. I am part of it and am fishing for new ideas, and you all have put them…"
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Seija commented on Dohnn Wood's blog post Sunday in the Garden
"Taylor, Dohnn, and Kristi, thanks a lot for showing your inspiring garden. It was nice to see that Taylor, too, had a role to play. It gave me an opportunity to enjoy his company and get to know him a little."
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Seija commented on Michelle Ganoza's blog post Picking greens?
"So you are the same Michelle with whom I went collecting greens many moons ago. I could not tell from the picture and had forgotten you last name, if I ever knew it. Wednesday evening would be fine, but so would be any afternoon. Do you have a bike?…"
15 hours ago

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Michelle Ganoza commented on Michelle Ganoza's blog post Picking greens?
"How about we meet Wednesday evening? I think I have your cell phone number still unless you changed it. I hope the weather will be good."

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Seija commented on Michelle Ganoza's blog post Picking greens?
"Michelle, I live near the UAA lake and walk around in the woods to pick some greens--I do it without harming the plants. The time for fiddle heads is in the spring. Forget the raspberries being invasive. This is the first time I hear that! Of course…"

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Michelle Ganoza commented on Michelle Ganoza's blog post Picking greens?
"Maybe I can meet you near or on campus since I don't have a car."

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Michelle Ganoza commented on Michelle Ganoza's blog post Picking greens?
"Hi Seija :) I was thinking Fiddleheads, dock, dandelion, sorrel and I've seen some raspberries. I guess its too late for nettles. The raspberries are tasty even though I know they are invasive. Do you pick those? I could definitely go for some…"

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Seija commented on Michelle Ganoza's blog post Picking greens?
"Michelle, what kind of greens do you like to pick? I am up to it."




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