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Hangzhou Permaculture Education Center
Hangzhou Permaculture Education Center
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Between Fu'yang and Tong'lu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, CN
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Hangzhou Permaculture Education Center

Project Type

Rural, Intentional Communities, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational, Financial Economic

Project Summary

We are developing about 10 acres of beautiful mountain landscape into a working model of permaculture design.

Project Description

The center will host courses and conferences on topics related to permaculture, agroecology and ecological design.


We are currently looking for teachers to fill our first year with interesting classes - PDCs, Introduction to Permaculture, Natural Building, etc etc


We currently have facilities to host about 20 students plus volunteers and teaching staff.  Please contact us if you are planning to visit China and are interested in teaching a course or would like to arrange a work-stay.


Much love!



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Rural Intentional School Demonstration Educational Financial
Lia Ju - Community Design and Administration Thomas Sommer - Land Design and Development
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