a permaculture campus in the making 


Events & Projects at CPC

Not sure what's up with our wind and power station?  Missed out on the gravity feed outdoor shower build?  Not going to make it to the off grid mini "survival" camp build in progress now?  Don't fret, we have a whole new schedule coming up for 2016 that is full of opportunities to build and have fun getting dirty. 
Be sure to check out our COB PROJECT CAMPUS and Church of Permaculture pages on facebook for examples and links to all things off grid as well as permaculture living skills to give a try to. 
Do check back often to see what is currently scheduled or in progress.  

History of Permaculture

There's more to permaculture than soil, water, and sunshine...

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was first coined by Australians David Holmgren, then a graduate student, and his professor, Bill Mollison, in 1978. The wordpermaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture",[1] but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture", as it was seen that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka's natural farming philosophy.

It has many branches that include but are not limited to ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources managementthat develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.[2][3]

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."[4]