Local Press Explores Permaculture Connections

The Tompkins Weekly, a newspaper distributed in Ithaca and the surrounding county published a thoughtful piece by Eric Banford that explores the social, methodological, and ongoing connections between Rony Lec Ajcot’s work in Central America and the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. Eric interviewed Michael Burns and Karry Olson Ramanujan in advance of Rony Lec’s visit to the region.

Rony Lec of Mesoamerican Permaculture visits Finger Lakes Region.

Ronaldo “Rony” Lec Ajcot will be coming to the Finger Lakes Region sharing his permaculture work to improve food security in Central America October 15th through 17th, 2012.

Green Building Open House Comes to the Institute’s PDC Site

Cayuta Sun is pleased to welcome visitors to our rural, off-grid home, gardens, and forest during the tour of green buildings on Saturday, October 13th. This home and and its surrounding landscape and serves as an educational space for the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. Students and teachers from the Institute will be present to answer questions and give tours.

Why study with FLPCI? (video)

If you have ever wondered why you should study permaculture design, please watch this. If you have ever considered taking a PDC with FLPCI this video describes why you will be happy if you do. Watch another video with interviews of … Continued

Campus Permaculture Club begins Forest Garden design at Ithaca College

FLPCI teacher and board member, Karryn Olson Ramanujan helps students design and implement permaculture on the campus landscape. This past week a conference at the University of Massachusetts has brought together permaculture enthusiasts and designers with students and college staff for a “Permaculture … Continued

Food Forest Workshops in Central NY: Video Announcement

  Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute presents PLANT A FOOD FOREST with Jonathan Bates of Food Forest Farm (PermacultureNursery.com) Join us Saturday, June 23rd in Montour Falls, NY for a presentation or whole day of polyculture planting, discussion and demonstration.   … Continued

A Permaculture Approach to Mushrooms & Agroforestry

Steve Gabriel (FLPCI board member and teacher) has been busy designing, creating, teaching and writing about log-grown shiitake mushroom culture. Using permaculture analysis and design for his work on behalf of small forest lot owners has inspired his blog, (AgroforestrySolutions.com) … Continued

Food Forest Plant Sale & Workshops with Jonathan Bates

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute presents PLANT A FOOD FOREST with Jonathan Bates of Food Forest Farm (PermacultureNursery.com) Join us Saturday, June 23rd in Montour Falls, NY for a morning presentation and plant sale or whole day of polyculture planting, discussion and … Continued