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Global Permaculture
Global Permaculture
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Nicholas Hofstatter Nick Valencia Régis Grosset
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Global Permaculture

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Urban, Rural, Residential, Commercial, Intentional Communities, Community, Demonstration, Educational, Permaculture Local Group Transition Town Permablitz

Project Summary

Global Permaculture Design Group is an International Consortium of Designers who are practiced in the Art and Science of Permaculture and Ecological Design.

Project Description

We offer Permaculture Design and Consultation for projects relating to water, food, shelter, energy, health, and community.  We always address the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability.

Global Permaculture is a resource for individuals, businesses, communities, organizations, and governments to access design that is appropriate to the specific needs of any development project.

Our Team includes experienced and qualified Permaculture Designers from the world over.  We offer services that are site specific and that work within the context of the specific ecologies of the region.

Our goal is to provide high level consultancy in order to bring permaculture to the mainstream, and address issues faced by the un-sustainable provision of basic human needs.

We envision a National Permaculture Policy in all countries, and believe that in order to get there we must collaborate and synergize our efforts.


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