Free Presentation on Permaculture & Our Community Training Course in Ithaca, NY.

The Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute will hold a free public presentation about the Community Training in Ecological Design class. This is is a quick and no-cost way to learn about permaculture, the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute and how our short, 36-hour course can help you design your land and projects more sustainability.

Community Training in Ecological Design: Ithaca (Winter 2015)

Graduates of the Community Training in Ecological Design (CTED) leave with a new way to see their landscapes and a renewed sense of possibility for sustainable design. Students also walk away with a draft design of their property or project site.

Ithaca Authors Presenting “Farming the Woods” Book on Nov. 19th

Local authors, teachers and researchers Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel–through the frameworks of forest farming and permaculture–present a way to see the forest for more than just the trees. They have published a new book from Chelsea Green Publishing (VT) called Farming the Woods.

Urban Permaculture Presentation with Jonathan Bates in Ithaca, May 13th

Jonathan Bates, contributing author of “Paradise Lot: Two plant geeks, one-tenth of an acre, and the making of an edible garden oasis in the city,” speaks about his 10-year-old edible forest garden in Holyoke, MA.

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.

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.