Chico Permaculture Guild

Chico Permaculture Guild


  • Commenced: 01/07/2009
  • Submitted: 05/02/2011
  • Last updated: 25/11/2014
  • Location: Chico, California, United States
  • Website: chicopermaculture.wordpress.com/
  • Climate zone: Mediterranean


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Chico Permaculture Guild

Project Type

Urban, Rural, Balcony Garden, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

The Chico Permaculture Guild seeks to engage people in cultivating a more permanent culture in Chico and the Northern Sacramento Valley. Our mission is to educate, demonstrate and practice permaculture. We aim to inspire and help individuals, families and farms achieve abundance and a lifestyle in harmony with natural systems.

Project Description

The Chico Permaculture Guild was founded in 2009 in Chico, CA.  This small but dedicated organization continues today and has been successful introducing Chico and surrounds to permaculture design principles and methods. The CPG has provided the local community with informative meetings and events such as seed exchanges, inspiring speakers and Permablitz events -where members host a permaculture work party.

CPG Mission and Functions:

>Build personal relationships -foster a culturally rich community.

>Become more connected with fellow permaculturists -network both online and with eachother

>Permablitz events -helping each other on projects at home, rotating from site to site to come together and put our energy into our own home zones, planting seeds, growing food and habitat as a collective.

>Promote local permaculture-based projects and networking between local groups -network within already established groups that are carrying out projects of sustainability or good nature within the community.

>Permaculture workshops and classes -as a guild we seek to entice the community to look out into our greater watershed and design and implement as many Permaculture projects as possible which restore, revitalize and regenerate natural systems that have been impacted by humans.

    Our motivation for the future is to hold permaculture training courses and eventually PDC courses as demand for practical knowledge and hands on skills in permaculture is ever increasing.



    Chico Permaculture Guild Permablitz

    Our local permaculture group is gearing up for a Rainwater Harvesting Permablitz in Chico, CA!

    Posted almost 3 years ago (0 comments)

    Local Seed Swap -a collaborative event

    The Chico Permaculture Guild, GRUB Cooperative and the Chico Food Network are collaborating for our 2nd Annual Seed Swap in Chico, CA

    Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)