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One World Permaculture and Whole Life Learning Center
One World Permaculture and Whole Life Learning Center
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10801 Old San Antonio Rd, Austin, tx, US
Climate zone:
Semi Arid

caroline riley Dana Crawford Dani Baird Eileen Daniels Jason Dunsmore Lora Plemons Roberto Anaya Souheil Guermani Theron Beaudreau
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One World Permaculture and Whole Life Learning Center

Project Type

Urban, Rural, School Projects, Educational

Project Summary

One World Permaculture and The Whole Life Learning Center are partnered in creating an educational center rooted in holistic education and permaculture design. Our beautiful community is thriving, growing and evolving daily. Please join our education revolution!

Project Description

My husband and I started the Whole Life learning Center and One World Permaculture in the Fall of 2011. The two projects have been growing side by side along with our life partnership. It is a fun unique path that we are on, one I feel is worth sharing with the world.

The school was housed in three locations until we purchased almost two acres in South Austin in 2012. I knew the property was perfect the  moment I put my hands in the soil! It is about two feet deep, which is rare in Austin, TX. We share Permaculture design with our youth through a class called The Living World, as well as the One World Permaculture Project. One focuses on the land based practice at the school and the other connects the youth with communities around the world through permaculture design. We have partners in India and Zambia, and Kenya.

The Learning center is evolving quickly this Fall. We are raising chickens for eggs and meat and implementing new gardens seasonally. Using our 10,000 galons of rainwater collection alings with earthworks we are working with the extreem austin climate to grow as much food for our community as possible. The youth host a monthly farmers market where we sell eggs, soap and soon, harvest from the gardens.

In December 2012 we hosted a food forest workshop and have a beautful berm and swale system planted with a variety of perennial food crops as well. Our goat and mini donkey are our lawn mowers, compost boosters and resident mascots. We also have the happiest students I have ever had the privilidge to work with, ages five through about sixty-five.



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