I love this land and these people and I had the strong sense that I was being called to act… I think I can be of great service to this community on the edge of a real resurrection. Permaculture has a vibrant role to play here and people are ready to receive it.
Anna McCown was raised as a Southern Baptist in subtropical Alabama. Yet now we find her as a queer southerner surviving the cold winters of upstate New York learning how to appreciate summertime while honing her permaculture organizing skills. Through Giving Ground Farm, she is working with the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute to support permaculture education.
Peter participated in the apprentice program for FLPCI back in 2010. Since then, he has started his own farm in Hammondsport, NY. He says working with FLPCI and those involved with the institute was one of the main influencers in his decision to farm after graduating college. Saturday, March 22, 2014, Peter will be giving back to the community, friends and family by offer a workshop on apple tree pruning. If you live in the region contact Pete at
The 11th Permaculture Design Certificate course scheduled to begin on July 26, 2013 appears to be sold out.
Potential students who still have a strong desire to take our course are encourage to sign up for the waiting list. Most years one or more students have been unable to attend and space becomes available to those on the waiting list.
New Roots High School is a public charter high school committed to social justice and ecological sustainability. Learning permaculture design is a natural fit for New Roots students who are accustomed to learning about many of the same struggles and solutions to meet human and ecological needs that permaculture designers address in their work.
Samantha Mason, a film student at Ithaca College has been helping the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute document its work over the past year. She interviewed many and the following video captures the excitement and words of our students as they reflect back on two weeks of immersion into a hands-on, intensive permaculture course.
As long as Steve Gabriel has been learning, practicing, and teaching permaculture, he has been in the woods. His search for sustainable agricultural practices kept bringing him back to the temperate forests that cover the Finger Lakes and much … Continued