Save the Date!

The 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence will take place August 28, 29 and 30. The venue will be the River Road Park District Recreation Center in the River Road Neighborhood, 3 miles northwest of downtown, Eugene, Oregon.

Each year, the Regional Permaculture Convergence alternates between Oregon and Washington State. The Convergence features panels and presentations, networking and fun. There will be site tours, panels and presentations, educational fair and more.

All the information about the 2015 Northwest Permaculture Convergence, as it comes together, can be accessed by choosing the "2015 Convergence" tab near the top of the page. That will take you to the Convergence Main Page.

The Convergence is a unique opportunity to share what we are learning to reduce our environmental footprints, build resilient communities and take care of more needs closer to home.

Permaculture is a set of principles, values and approaches to designing systems for taking care of human needs that are friendly to people and planet.

Who will be interested? People into – downsizing and green lifestyles, resilient neighborhoods, organic gardening, permaculture, solar design, green business, rural resilience, social cohesion, DIY, mutual assistance with friends and neighbors, fun, alternative culture and economy, peaceful and healthy world, local food systems and the suburban frontier.

Over the years, the Convergence has been held in a variety of locations, urban and rural. This will be the first time the Convergence will be in a suburban neighborhood. Many out of town participants will be accommodated in the neighborhood, putting up tents in host back yards.

Within a fifteen minute bike ride of the Rec Center, there are numerous home permaculture projects with more in Eugene. Tours on Friday will visit sites featuring front yard gardens, rain water systems, green building, solar design, edible landscaping, accessory buildings, community filbert grove, reclaiming automobile space, collaborations between neighbors such as cooperative projects, fences down and shared properties.

River Road is also developing a green culture at the same time it increases on the ground green infrastructure. Many neighbors are working together in mutual interest such as taking fences down, educational initiatives, social occasions and property sharing. Dharmalaya Center and Suburban Permaculture are core parts of the River Road permaculture zone with outreach to the broader community. Its the very early going but River Road provides a variety of early looks for what suburbia can become.

There are many more sites to visit in Eugene such as East Blair Housing Co-op, Maitreya Eco Village, Grass Roots Garden, Duma Co-op, Common Ground Garden, home scale permaculture, green businesses and much more. Important permaculture learning centers, Lost Valley and Aprovecho are near Eugene.

Indoors at the Rec Center we anticipate plenary sessions, presentations, panels and break out groups that will touch on many realms of interest, urban and rural - nuts and bolts, how to DIY, greening neighborhoods, faith communities go green, youth education, co-ops, green economics, bio regional issues, collaborations with the mainstream, “green preparedness” and more.

An educational fair is also planned which will include educational booths, green businesses, and skill share. The site tours in town and educational fair will be free and open to the public. Indoor panels, presentations, Saturday party and dining will be by modest admission. Residents of River Road who live in the county will receive reduced admission.

Out of town participants will be encouraged to bring bikes, car pool, take the bus or train to minimize cars in the neighborhood. River Road is transportation friendly with the Rec Center served by city bus. An Amtrak station downtown is three miles away with a beautiful bike path from town to within ten minutes of the Rec Center. Event pricing will serve to encourage minimal use of cars.

Updates –Please check back to this website in coming weeks for program updates, volunteer information, registration, proposing a presentation and more.

Permaculture Directory for the Maritime Pacific Northwest

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By Michael Pilarski

DRAFT, Version 2, November 22, 2014

In the three days since Version 1 went out, 21 people have sent feedback resulting in one deletion and 11 additions to this  2nd edition.

The following is the tip of the iceberg, but it is a start. For the time being this directory focuses on Washington and Oregon west of the Cascade crest.  There is some information for western British Columbia as well and a bit in northern California. While northern California and coastal BC are part of the Cascadia bioregion, they have other permaculture organizations serving them and I am not as familiar with the permaculture situation there. Ideally, someone from those areas will put together a list for their regions. The long-term goal is to have credible directories for all regions of North America.  I made a first edition of a nationwide list to take to NAPC. This first edition of the maritime PNW is another baby step forward. Let us inspire each other.

I have already done a Permaculture Directory for the Inland Northwest (Columbiana bioregion). Montana, Idaho and Washington and Oregon east of the Cascade Crest. It can be found at: click on INPC Directory.

This is not a list of permaculture design course graduates, which would be many times larger. It is a listing of people and entities who are publicly promoting permaculture.  It is based on my personal knowledge (albeit incomplete memory) and some internet searching. I hope not too many people get mad at me for forgetting them in this first edition or for adding them to this list or misspelling names or getting numbers wrong. I did the best I could this first round and it can only get better.

Please send additions and changes.

If you are listed and wish to be removed let me know.

Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society


The next step is to install input forms on one of the websites, so that people can add themselves, modify their listings, and add a photo if they wish. The Directory will become an expanding, crowd-sourced, public project.


Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence

Northern California Permaculture Convergence

Northwest Permaculture Convergence

SE Portland Permaculture Convergence

Village Building Convergence, Portland, Oregon

West Coast Women's Permaculture Gathering

Western Canada Permaculture Convergence



Eugene Permaculture Guild

Portland Permaculture Guild,

Seattle Permaculture Guild

Seattle Permaculture Meetup

Kitsap Permaculture Guild, Kitsap Peninsula, WA

Siskiyou Permaculture Resources Group
The Siskiyou Permaculture Resources Group, SPRG,  is a guild of individuals in the Southern Oregon/Northern California Siskiyou bioregion, who meet monthly in Southern Oregon and are passionate about permaculture.

Sno-Isle Permaculture Network, Everett and Snohomish County

Sustainable Northeast Seattle

Tacoma Permaculture Meetup

Vancouver BC Permaculture Network

+ Transition Town groups across the region




Vancouver, BC



Seattle ?

Others ?



Antioch College, Seattle, WA

Bastyr University, Seattle, WA

Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

Humboldt University, Arcata, CA

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Pacific University, Portland, OR

South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA




For this 1st edition I have included name, city, url, and in some cases, people associated with, email contact, phone numbers and addresses. In the future editions we can include more contact info if people want and an introductory paragraph for each. Many of these are incomplete. Almost all of this is public information which can be found online.

21 Acres, Woodinville, WA
13701 NE 171st St., Woodinville, WA 98072. 425-481-1500.

Agro-Ecology Northwest, Cottage Grove, OR
Jude Hobbs. A land use consulting firm providing environmental design solutions for landowners–including a diverse variety of farms–as well as assessments for Salmon-Safe and Low Impact Viticuture and Enology (LIVE).

Alderleaf Wilderness College and Farm, Monroe, WA
Alderleaf Wilderness College, 18715 299th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272. 360-793-8709.

Ananda Farm, Camano Island, WA
Hailey Anderson, Zachary Abbey.,

Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR
Abel Kloster, Rosie Kirincic, Tao Orion, Matthew Hall, Mike Hatfield, Mujahid Abd Allah, Christopher Ryan Foraker,
80574 Hazelton Rd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424. 541.942.8198.

Barrett Ecological Services, Portland, OR
Leonard Barrett, (503) 233-4337.

Beacon Food Forest Permaculture Project. Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA
Jacqueline Cramer

Glenn Herlihy

Bev’s Place, Vancouver, WA
Beverly Doty is in her 70s or 80s and continues with her active permaculture gardening and educating. A round of applause  for Beverly for setting an example of where we all hope to be someday. 

Blue Heron Farm & Nursery, Rockport, WA

Ann Schwartz and Michael Brondi.

Bullock Brothers Homestead, Orcas Island, WA
Douglas Bullock, Sam Bullock, Joe Bullock. Website has an extensive set of links.

Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska, WA.
Michael Dolan.

Camas Permaculture, Camas, WA
Tom Gibson. (360) 954-9818

Cascadia Edible Landscapes, Seattle, WA
Michael Seliga-Soulseed

Cascadia Permaculture Institute, Cottage Grove, OR
Jude Hobbs. Jude is one of our senior permaculture teachers. Jude is a co-founder of the Permaculture Institute of North America and Cascadia Permaculture Institute. These are professional development organizations focused on creating a standard platform for Permaculture Design Course (PDC) certification, and a mentoring system to assist PDC graduates in their journey toward professional practice. 
Her website has an extensive set of links.

Circle of Children Village School, Blachly, OR
Blackhorse Shasta, (541) 632-3140.
PO Box 43, Blachly, OR 97412

City Repair Organization, Village Building Convergence, Portland, OR
Mark Lakeman
P.O. Box 42615, Portland, OR 97242

Cob Cottage Co., Coquille, OR
Ianto Evans and Linda Smiley, 541-396-1825
PO BOX 942, Coquille, OR 97423

Community by Design, LLC

Cougar Mountain Farm, Oregon Permaculture Resort,
Noah and Anna Wemple.

Dharmalaya, Eugene, OR

Divine Earth Gardening Project, Puyallup, WA
Kelda Lorax

Earthwise Excavation, Snohomish, WA

Albert Postema.

EcoLiving. Seattle, WA
John Schinnerer.

Eco-Logic Permaculture and Landscape Design, Portland, OR,
Jadene Mayla

Emerald Grove Intentional Community, Eugene, OR
Margot Rawlinson, Pete Benson, 310-704-4870,

Fern Hill Nursery, Eugene, OR
Devon Bonady

Fertile Ground Guesthouse, Olympia , WA
Gail Sullivan and Karen Nelson. 311 9th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501.
360 352-2428.

Full Cycle Farm, Whidbey Island, WA

GaiaPunk, Olympia WA
A cooperative design and consultation firm based in lovely Olympia WA and the primary sponsor of Punk Rock Permaculture E-zine.   We offer a range of services including graphic, web, and permaculture design and consultations at reasonable rates.  Founded by Evan Schoepke in 2009 we have extensive experience in web strategy, permaculture, and visual media.

Gaia Rising Farm, Anacortes, WA

Gorge Permaculture Guild, Hood River, OR

Gridless Studio, Bainbridge Island, WA
Gridless Studio is a unique interdisciplinary studio providing holistic design solutions including permaculture master planning, sustainable architecture, and unique handmade products. We offer design and permaculture classes and events in the Seattle area and maintain a 2-acre permaculture teaching garden on Bainbridge Island.
Emily Scali, (206)678-2989.

Heartstad, Vashon Island, WA,
Doug Dolstad, Barbara Larson, (206) 715-3805,
12108 SW 148th St, Vashon Island, Washington 98070

Herbn’ Wisdom, Portland, OR
Marisha Auerbach

Homestead Habitats, Holistic Landscape Contractors, Bellingham, WA
Seth June, Paul Kearsley. Dyana Fiediga
360-473-9774, 206-355-9912
P.O. Box 545, Bellingham, WA 98225

Hood River Middle School Outdoor Classroom Project, Hood River, OR
An inspirational project with Michael Becker since 1998. See the reports.

Horneholdia Seattle Urban Permaculture Homestead, Seattle, WA
Karle and Laurie Horne

Imagine Permaculture Forest, Whidbey Island, WA

Inspiration Farm. Bellingham, WA
Brian Kerkvliet

Integral Permaculture, Bellingham WA,
David McLeod

Jocelyn’s Events,
One calendar, combining eco educational and skills-based events from over 100 sources and growing! Hands-on workshops in all shades of green for Seattle, Puget Sound, Northwest and Cascadia regions.
Jocelyn Campbell.

Kailash Ecovillage, Portland, OR

Living Systems Design, Seattle, WA
Hydrological restoration in the built environment.
Michael Broili, (206) 546-3119. 

Lost Valley Intentional Community & Educational Center, Dexter, OR
(541) 937-3351.

Me Lucky Farm, Blaine, WA

Mother Earth School, Portland, OR
Matt Bibeau. PO Box 82124, Portland, OR, 97282.

N.W. Bloom Ecological Landscapes, Seattle, WA
Jessi Bloom.

Olympia Light House Homestead, Olympia, WA

One Green World Nursery, Molalla OR
Jim Gilbert,

Permaculture Now, Seattle, WA and Mauai
Jennie Pell
(206) 949-0496  
Photos and bios of 16 permie teachers.

Permaculture Rising, On-line permaculture course.
Andrew Millison, Marisha Auerbach, Jason Gerhardt, Heiko Koester. Magazine
Willi Paul. A large amount of podcast interviews including many permaculture people.

Port Townsend EcoVillage, Port Townsend, WA

Punk Rock Permaculture E-Zine, Olympia, WA

Quimper Cob & Homestay, Port Townsend, WA
Rebecca and Adam,

Raintree Nursery, Morton, WA
Sam Benowtiz,

Raw Institute of Permaculture Education. Bellingham, WA
Bruce Horowitz.

Restoration Seeds, Ashland, OR
1133 Old Highway 99 South, Ashland, OR 97520
Chuck Burr,
541 201-2688.

Rose City Permaculture, Portland, OR
Max Floyd

Sacred Earth Institute, Ashland, OR
110 8th St, Ashland, OR 97520.

Sahale Community – Seattle and Belfair, WA
John and Collette Hoff.

Salt of the Earth Urban Farm, Portland, OR

Seattle Homestead, Seattle, WA
Kane and Kristina Jamieson.

Sense of Place Permaculture,
Nick Bezzerides.

Seven Fires Foundation, Bandon Oregon
Working with/for indigenous peoples. Recently we have partnered with Cob Cottage Company and their instructors and alumni to support teaching others the art of Natural Building.
Tammy and Bob Van, 541-347-7801

Seven Seeds Farm, Williams, OR
Don Tipping

Shambala Permaculture Farm, Camano Island, WA
Permaculture Farm, food forest gardens, and perennial/edible organic nursery are open by appointment, 360 387 4110. Also see Shambala Bakery.
395 E. North Camano Dr., Camano Island, WA 98282
Nancy Chase

Shambala Bakery, Sedro Woolley, WA
A Farm to Fork gluten free ancient grain bakery and vegetarian bistro that is provisioned by ours/other regional farm.
303 State St, Ste, H, Sedro Woolley, WA, Nancy Chase,
Bakery: 360-854-2253.

Siskiyou Permaculture, LLC
Tom Ward, Melanie Mindlin & Karen Taylor. Bios and photos of all three principals.
Southern Oregon Permaculture Workshops, Training, Walkthroughs, Talks and Charettes.

Skipley Farm, Snohomish, WA
Gil Schieber

Songcroft, Snohomish, WA
Marilene Richardson,

Southern Oregon Permaculture institute,
Chuck Burr, Cynthia Care, Gene Griffith.

Suburban Permaculture, Eugene, OR
Jan Spencer.

SustainbableU, Bandon, OR
Tammy and Bob Van,

Sweet Earth Farm, San Juan Island, WA

Temperate Climate Permaculture,
Lots of resources. John Kitsteiner

Terra Phoenix Design,
Dave Boehnlein, Douglas Bullock, Paul Kearsley

Thornbush Farm, San Juan Island, WA
Roger Ellison,

TransTerraForm, Eugene, OR
Clayton Glasser and Brian Beyers,

Tryon Life Farm, Portland, OR
11640 SW Boones Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219

Twin Brooks Farm, Chehalis, WA
Carl Nelson, Lorna Smith.

Ubuntu Gardens, Idleyld Park, OR

Victory Gardens for All, Eugene, OR and India
Charlotte Anthony

WE-Design, Seattle, WA
Michael Lockman

White Oak Farm & Education Center, Williams, OR
PO Box 450 • Williams, OR 97544

White Sage Gardens, Ashland, OR
Scott McGuire,
665 Clay St., Ashland, OR 97520. 541-488-7489

Winslow Food Forest, Boring, OR,
Teague and Melissa Cullen.

Village Design Institute, Seattle, WA
PO Box 85884, Seattle, WA 98145,
Christopher Mare, Tyrone LaFay.

Wild Thyme Farm, Oakville, WA
John Henrickson

Willapa Hills Nursery, Raymond, WA
Brent Naylor

Wise Earth Permaculture, Snohomish, WA
Albert Postema.



Note that some of these people may not be active at this time. Some may have moved out of the region.  More permaculturists are moving to the Northwest all the time from other parts of the country and the world. I list the primary (or secondary affiliation) of the people where known. Some I have contact info for and others not.  Again this is just the first draft. Help fill in the details.

[Further contact info for many of these people can be found under the organization/company index where their affiliation is noted.]

Bill Aal, Seattle, WA

Zachary Abbey, Ananda Farm, Camano Island, WA.

Mujahid Abd Allah, Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR

Tom Allen, Sustainable Northeast Seattle,

Hailey Anderson, Ananda Farm, Camano Island, WA

Charlotte Anthony, Victory Gardens for All, Eugene, OR and India

Marisha Auerbach, Herbn’Wisdom, Portland, OR and Permaculture Rising,

Lacia Lynne Bailey, Seattle, WA

Jeremy Baker, Childs Creek Farm, Sedro Woolley, WA

Leonard Barrett, Barrett Ecological Services, Portland, OR

Michael Becker, Hood River Middle School, Hood River, OR

Sam Benowitz, Raintree Nursery, Morton, WA

Pete Benson, Emerald Grove Intentional Community, Eugene, OR

Brian Beyers, TransTerraForm, Eugene, OR

Nick Bezzerides, Sense of Place Permaculture,

Matt Bibeau, Mother Earth School, Portland, OR

Erik Blender, Orcas Island, WA

Jessi Bloom, N.W. Bloom Ecological Landscapes, Seattle, WA
She and David Boehnlein are coming out with a 2015 book Practical Permaculture Design.

Chip Boggs, Coquille, OR

Dave Boehnlein, Terra Phoenix Design, Orcas Island and Seattle, WA

Heidi Bohan, Carnation, WA
(425) 549-0093, PO Box 141, Carnation, WA 98014

Devon Bonady, Fern Hill Nursery, Eugene, OR

Mike Broili, Living Systems Design, Seattle, WA

Douglas Bullock, Bullock Brothers Homestead, Orcas Island, WA

Joe Bullock, Bullock Brothers Homestead, Orcas Island, WA

Samuel Bullock, Bullock Brothers Homestead, Orcas Island, WA

Kevin Burkhardt,

Tyler “Ty Ty” Burns, WA and Africa.

Chuck Burr, Southern Oregon Permaculture Institute, Restoration Seeds, Ashland, OR

Ted Butchart, Greenfire Permaculture, formerly of Seattle, WA

Al Cairns, Jefferson County Farm to School Coalition

Jocelyn Campbell, Jocelyn’s Events,

Nancy and Nick Chase, Shambala Farm, Camano Island, WA 

Chris Chisholm, WOLF College, Puyallup, WA
The Wolf College is a conservation teaching college with special expertise in wilderness survival; wild foods and herbal medicine; wildlife tracking and birding; and traditional technologies like bow making, hide tanning, and basketry.

Jacqueline Cramer, Seattle, WA

John Cruickshank, deceased.

Teague and Melissa Cullen, Winslow Food Forest, Boring, OR,

Emet Degirmenci, Vashon Island, WA and Turkey

Douglas Demers, Sahale Retreat Center, Belfair, WA and Okanogan valley, WA

Deston Denniston, Abundance Permaculture, Vet’s Café

Laura Donahue

Michael Dolan, Burnt Ridge Nursery, Onalaska, WA

Doug Dolstad, Heartstad, Vashon Island, WA,

Beverly Doty, Bev’s Place, Vancouver, WA

Colin Doyle, Lost Valley Center, Dexter, OR

Administrator of Permaculture Education  (541) 937-3351 ext. 202

Laura Dvorak

Roger Ellison, Thornbush Farm, San Juan Island, WA

Diane Emerson, Vashon Island, WA 206-234-4813
Seeking members for Vashon Island community in 2013.

Greg Estes, Shambala Farm, Camano Island, WA

Chuck Estin, Bainbridge Island, WA and Kauai.

Ianto Evans, Cob Cottage Co. Coquille, OR

Dyana Fiediga, Homestead Habitats, Bellingham, WA

Jordan Fink, Portland, OR

Heather Coburn Flores

Max Floyd, Rose City Permaculture, Portland, OR

Christopher Ryan Foraker, Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR

Jadene M. Fourman, Eco-Logic Permaculture and Landscape Design, Portland, OR

Brandy Gallagher, O.U.R. Ecovillage, Vancouver Island, BC

Jeff Gee, Willapa Bay, WA

Jim Gilbert, One Green World Nursery, Molalla OR

Clayton Glasser, TransTerraForm, Eugene, OR

Matthew Hall, Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR

Kirk Hanson, Northwest Natural Resource Group, Olympia, WA

Mike Hatfield, Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR

Peter Hayes, Hyla woods, Portland, OR

Emily Heindsmann, Seattle, WA

Simon Henderson, Deceased

John Henrikson, Wild Thyme Farm, Oakville, WA

Brian Hindman, Bellingham, WA

Jude Hobbs, Cascadia Permaculture, Cottage Grove, OR

Laurie Horne, Horneholdia, Seattle, WA

Bruce Horowitz, The Sun Kitchen, Raw Spirit Fest, Bellingham, WA

Derek Hoshiko, Whidbey Island, WA

Lindsay Huettman, Lady Botanica

Zane Ingersoll, Herbn’Wisdom, Portland, OR

Sego Jackson, Clinton, WA

Kane and Kristina Jamieson, Seattle Homestead, Seattle, WA

Kristan Johnson, Port Ludlow, WA

Seth June, Homestead Habitats, Bellingham, WA

Rahmana Karuna aka Karen Beesley, Eugene, OR

Paul Kearsley, Kearsley Design, Bellingham, WA

Brian Kerkvliet, Inspiration Farm. Bellingham, WA

Rosie Kirincic, Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR

John Kitsteiner, Temperate Climate Permaculture,

Abel Kloster, Aprovecho Institute, Cottage Grove, OR

Jason Knight, Alderleaf Wilderness College and Farm, Monroe, WA

Heiko Koester, Urban EcoGardens, Eugene, OR

Larry Korn, Natural Way of Farming, Masanobu Fukuoka translator, Ashland, OR,

Jeff Kraus, Oasis, Bellingham and Woolley Mammoth, Sedro Woolley, WA

Taryn Krueger, Portland, OR

Tyrone LaFay, Village Design Institute, Bellingham, WA and California.

Mark Lakeman, City Repair, Portland OR

Rick Landt, Ashland, OR

Rowan Maya Lang, Seattle, WA

Howard Langeveld, Seattle, WA

Barbara Larson, Heartstad, Vashon Island, WA,

Kimberly Leeper, Seattle, WA

Pam and Joe Leitch, Portland Permaculture Institute, Columbia Ecovillage, Portland, OR

Neil Huckleberry Leonard, Hoquiam, WA

Karen Litfin, Sky Root Community and Farm, Whidbey Island, WA

Michael Lockman, Windycliff Environmental Design, WE Design, Seattle

Kelda Lorax, Divine Earth Gardening Project, Puyallup, WA

Mike Maki, Hoquiam, WA

Christopher Mare, Village Design Institute, Global Ecovillage Network, Seattle, WA
PO Box 85884, Seattle, WA 98145, 360-927-2224

Jadene Mayla, Eco-Logic Permaculture and Landscape Design, Portland, OR,

Eric McCool, Gateway Gardens, Glendale, OR and Texas

Sue McGann, Seattle, WA

Dan McGrath, OSU Dept of Horticulture,

Scott McGuire, White Sage Gardens, Ashland, OR

David McLeod, Integral Permaculture, Bellingham WA,

Andrew Millison, Permaculture Rising, Corvallis, OR

Melanie Mindlin, Siskiyou Permaculture, Ashland, OR

Curt Mitchell, Forest Care. LLC, Eugene, OR
2400 Charnelton St, Eugene, OR 97405 (541) 683-2974

Maria Morehead, Seattle, WA

Jamie Mulligan-Smith, Youth Permaculture Camp, San Juan Islands, WA
Bio on the Permaculture Now website.

Mark Musick, Tilth Producers of Washington, Vashon Island, WA

Susan Navrotsky, Columbia Ecovillage, Portland, OR

Brent Naylor, Willapa Hills Nursery, Raymond, WA

Christy Nieto, Bellingham, WA
Demonstration garden and permaculture site

Karen Nelson, Fertile Ground Guesthouse, Olympia, WA

Terry O’Day, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Jeremy O’Leary

Tao Orion, Aprovecho

Willi Paul, Magazine
Large amount of podcast interviews

Jenny Pell, Permaculture Now

Amber Peoples

Michael Pilarski, Friends of the Trees Society,
Maritime and Inland Pacific Northwest.

Albert Postema, Earthwise Excavation, Wise Earth Permaculture, Snohomish, WA

Pat Rassmussen, Eugene, OR

Margot Rawlinson, Emerald Grove Intentional Community, Eugene, OR

Marilene Richardson, Songcroft, Snohomish, WA

Melanie Rios, Cultivating Community through Social Permaculture, Portland, OR
Recently finished  8 months of residential consultant work with Columbia Ecovillage in Portland.

Chris Roth, Lost Valley Center and Communities Magazine, Dexter, OR
Communities Magazine Editor.

Nick Routledge, Eugene, OR

Thalia Ryer, Duvall, WA

Emily Scali, Kitsap Permaculture Guild, Gridless Studio, Bainbridge Island, WA

Jonathan Scherch, Antioch University, Seattle, WA

Gil Schieber, Skipley Farm, Snohomish, WA

John Schinnerer, EcoLiving. Seattle and Hawaii

Ann Schwartz, Blue Heron Farm & Nursery, Rockport, WA

Michael Seliga-Soulseed, Cascadia Edible Landscapes, Seattle, WA

Ankar Shah, Olympic Peninsula and India

Blackhorse Shasta, Circle of Children Village School, Blachly, OR

Linda Smiley, Cob Cottage Co. Coquille, OR

Joshua Smith, Eugene, OR

Josho Somine, Seattle, WA and California

Jan Spencer, Suburban Permaculture, Eugene, OR

Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti, Olympia, WA

Henry Stanley, Portland, OR

Gail Sullivan, Fertile Ground Guesthouse, Olympia, WA

Sarah Sullivan, Gorge Grown Food Network, Hood River, OR

Laura Sweany, Seattle, WA

Karen Taylor, Siskiyou Permaculture

Filip A. Tkaczyk, Alderleaf Wilderness College and Farm, Monroe, WA

Steve Tracy, Seattle, WA

Rick Valley, Eugene, OR

Tammy and Bob Van, Seven Fires Foundation and SustainableU, Bandon Oregon

Matt Van Boven, Feral Farm Agroforestry, Rockport, WA

Connie Van Dyke, Tabor Tilth Farm, Portland, OR

E. Allain VanLaanen, Center for Expressive Arts, Bellingham, WA

Nala Walla, bCollective Integrative Arts & Ecology, Port Townsend, WA

Simon Walter-Hansen, Lost Valley Center, Dexter, OR  Intern coordinator.

Tom Ward, Siskiyou Permaculture

Bruce Weiskotten,Yelm, WA and Italy.,

Noah and Anna Wemple, Cougar Mountain Farm, Oregon Permaculture Resort,

Jeremy Williams, Alderleaf Wilderness College and Farm, Monroe, WA

Scott Wilson, Williams, OR

Keala Young, Portland, OR

David Zhang, Bellingham, WA



“Approximately 15 years ago, the first permaculture courses were offered in Canada in the southern interior of BC and on the west coast, having migrated up from California and the Pacific northwest of the United States. This was soon followed by permaculture courses and communities emerging in Quebec and Ontario. In the last 5-7 years, however, permaculture has seen tremendous growth in Canada with some level of permaculture activity in most Canadian provinces. Many Canadians have received permaculture training overseas and, upon return to their home communities have attempted to organize permaculture communities and activities.” Quote from an article at

if you scroll to the end of the article you will find a long list of permaculture organizations and resources in Canada.

To be precise, the first permaculture design course held in Canada was taught 26 years ago in the summer of 1988 at Linnaea Farm on Cortes Island, BC (off the middle inside edge of Vancouver Island). I know because I (Michael Pilarski) taught the course along with Simon Henderson, Rick Valley and others.  The course followed on the heels of the 3rd North American Bioregional Congress which had just been held in Squamish, BC. I also taught a pdc near Ashcroft BC in 1993 at a 1700-acre Hare Krishna community and in 1994 on Denman Island, BC. Lots has happened in BC since then.

Cottonwood Gardens, Vancouver, BC
Cottonwood Community Gardens is (I believe) Canada's oldest public permaculture demonstration project as I (Oliver Kellhammer) designed many of the early 'food forest' plantings along permaculture lines and use sheet mulching, companion planting, stacking. It has been going since 1992.
Info (historical) here =>
more here =>

Gaia College, North Cowichan, BC
Heide or Michael Hermary
5820 Wilson Avenue, North Cowichan, BC, Canada V9L 1K4

Gaiacraft, NWC permaculture collective, Sunshine Coast, BC and includes teachers from Washington and Oregon.
Delvin Solkinson, Keala Young, Kym Chi, Dana Wilson, Lunaya Shekinah, Jacob Aman, Annaliese Hordern

Heart Gardens, Roberts Creek, BC
Permaculture demonstration garden, Delvin Solkinson.
1057 Roberts Creek Road, Roberts Creek, BC, V0N 2W0, Canada

Dan Jason, Saltspring Island Seeds, Saltspring Island, BC

Geoff Johnston, Victoria, BC 
Teaching for a long time and has an amazing urban homestead.

Oliver Kellhammer, Cortes Island, BC, and New York City.
I still teach workshops at Linnaea Farm from time to time and Liz Richardson and I have been signing diplomas for 20 years.

Gregoire Lamoureux, Kootenay Permaculture Institute, Winlaw, BC

Linnaea Farm, Cortes Island, BC
Linnaea Farm is technically still a permaculture diploma granting entity, though they have suspended their ecological gardening program for the time being.
1255 Seaford Road, Manson’s Landing, BC, V0P 1K0.
Liz Richardson, Brent Howieson,

'Means of Production' public biomaterials plantation
A permaculture demonstration site optimized for wood, basket materials, dyes and fibres. Installed by Oliver Kelhammer in 2002.
historical info =>
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Megan Loop, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Cabot Lyford, Vancouver, BC

Barbara Moore, Therah Learning Centre, Galiano Island, BC

OUR Ecovillage, Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver, Island, BC
Brandy Gallagher,

Pacific Permaculture, Denman Island, BC
Jesse Lemieux, Tanya Booth, Greg Rekken, Nickolas Grabovac,
Site has photos and bios of 4 teachers.

Passionate Permaculture, Lund, BC

Permaculture BC, Victoria, BC
Javan Kerby Bernakevitch, Adam Gold, Brandon Bauer, Connie Kuramoto, Curtis Stone. Dan Halsey, Dan Jason, Dr. Karin B. Kilpatrick, Geoff Johnson, Meghan Loop.

Permablitz Network. The website has photos and bios for 9 teachers.

Permaculture Powell River, Powell River BC
Erin Innes, Ron Berezan,

Seven Ravens Farm, Saltspring Island, BC
We have been an active Permaculture farm for 25 years teaching students and doing We have be an active Permaculture farm for 25 years teaching students and doing project here in BC and abroad. Three years ago now we formalized our program started our Permaculture school. We continue to work abroad and have just finished our second of 5 Practical Permaculture institutes in Africa. First last year we build one in Kenya and this year in Uganda. Next year in the fall we will do one in Tanzania.
Michael Nickels, Heidi Cowan.

Seven Ravens Permaculture Academy, Saltspring Island, BC
Brandon Bauer,

Mighk Simpson, BC and Portland

Delvin Solkinson, Vancouver and Sunshine Coast, BC
I have been teaching PDC's for 12 years and am a mentor for diploma students. I have a PDC, diploma and masters degree from Bill Mollison and Permaculture Academy and a diploma through Larry Santoyo and Permaculture Institute USA

Harold Waldock, Edible Landscape Creations, Vancouver, BC

Richard Walker, BC

The Urban Farmer, Powell River, BC



Cascadia forum at

Northwest Intentional Communities Association
While not a permaculture organization per se, many of the communities they list use permaculture. Searchable database.

Peak Moment Television, Janaia, 15504 Lone Bobcat Way, Nevada City, CA 95959 530-265-4244 - See more at:

Permaculture Activist’s Planetary Permaculture Directory,

Permaculture Research Institute’s Worldwide Directory to Permaculture Projects,

Permaculture projects in the US and Canada.


Sustainable Communities All Over Puget Sound (SCALLOPS) –

Feedback from the Masses

Thank you for doing this challenging and important work. It is crucial that we are able to see each ourselves and each other as part of something, and you have illuminated this for us. Derek.

What a great thing you are doing. We would love to be a part of your network. Heidi.

Thanks for this labor of love!  Melanie.

Awesome! Andrew.

Michael this is beyond fantastic!  Good for you!!!!  The world is grateful for those with a passion such as yours, truly a labor of love indeed. What a great resource!!!  I'll start spreading the word. Tammy.

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