The Cob Project Campus (CPC) is a permaculture teaching facility off of Powell Butte Rd. near Bend, Oregon.

Its purpose is to spread the practical "how-to" knowledge of specific aspects of permaculture and to promote the permaculture lifestyle.

Currently, the CPC focuses on growing food as well as building with cob (a mixture of dirt, clay and straw) .

Most of the food produced (about 75%) is donated to other local not-for-profit organizations and CPC volunteers!

The CPC also donates use of their land for teachers of permaculture to earn an income from classes.

If you are interested in either teaching or volunteering please contact us using the navigation bar below!!



Permaculture in Bend, Oregon

More about Permaculture:

The many facets of permaculture include agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems, use of materials that promotes an increased lifespan and lessens waste, and architectural designs that both reduce carbon emissions and encourage community. 

The term permaculture was first officially used  to describe the systematic method of agricultural and social sustainability by a graduate student, David Holmgren and his professor Bill Mollison in 1978.  The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture," but was expanded to include the related concept of "permanent culture." They saw that certain social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system of natural farming philosophy.

Inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka's work on the subject, Mollison has said: "Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system."