Terra Perma is a group of ecological garden designers dedicated to demonstrating the transformation of urban green spaces into beautiful, productive environments that serve and give back to people, our community and the Earth. We believe in the ethical use of planetary resources, and we envision a world in which ecology, sustainable food production and natural aesthetic beauty are designed into the very infrastructure and customs of human culture.
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T E R R A P E R M A
FARMS IN YARDS LIKE YOURS!
WE FARM SMALL PLOTS
WE PROPAGATE PLANTS
WE PRODUCE DELICIOUS, NUTRITIOUS FOOD &
Terra Perma is a group of permaculture farmers dedicated to demonstrating the transformation of urban green spaces into beautiful, productive environments that serve and give back to people, our community and the Earth.
We believe in the ethical use of planetary resources, and we envision a world in which ecology, sustainable food production and natural aesthetic beauty are designed into the very infrastructure and customs of human culture.
Whether it’s a home, workplace, school, church or even vacant lot, Terra Perma is redefining the terms “yard” and “garden”. We transform small plots into thriving, productive environments to provide plants, produce and educational opportunities to people like you.
Based on an in-depth analysis of each unique site, we implement a customized permaculture plan in a series of prioritized phases utilizing low-tech, minimal impact and long-term methods.
When you think of a farm, do you envision acres of rectangle-shaped patches of exposed soil planted with rows of identical crops? When you think of a yard, do you think of a fruitless, unproductive environment? Don't want to or have time to garden yourself? Let Terra Perma change your mind about what it means be a steward of the land!
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
-NATIVE AMERICAN PROVERB
Soil is the literal foundation of the biological life on this planet. By building soil with organic “waste” and planting it with useful species, we are making a deposit into the only “bank” that will give back more than we’ve invested - exponentially!
Based on permaculture principles, Terra Perma farms sites utilizing all the non-monetary resources locally available to implement and maintain their farming operations, thus minimizing the input required. We strategically allocate our resources to build business organically, from the ground up! We reach mutual agreements with landowners and travel from site to site to oversee production. Ultimately, we seek to act as a model for more businesses of the same nature.
WHAT WE DO:
· FARM SMALL INTENSIVE PLOTS
· PROPAGATE NATIVE, EDIBLE, MEDICINAL &
USEFUL PLANT SPECIES
· PRODUCE FOODS, MEDICINES & RESOURCES
· EDUCATE ON FOOD GROWING & LONG-TERM
SUSTAINABLE LAND USE
· FACILITATE A HEALTHY RELATION TO THE LAND
WE EMPLOY NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR:
· PRODUCTIVE YIELDS
· DELICIOUS & NUTRITIOUS FOOD
· AESTHETIC BEAUTY
· WEED & PEST CONTROL
· EROSION CONTROL
· TOPSOIL DEVELOPMENT
· A HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM
· LONG-TERM VALUE
RESPONSIBLE LAND STEWARDSHIP
FACILITATES THE REHABILITATION OF SOIL, WILDLIFE, AND OUR ENVIRONMENT AS A WHOLE.
IT’S NOT JUST THE ECONOMICAL THING TO DO, IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!
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With the exception of the ‘Member’ who has never taken a PDC, all of the above can apply to become a PRI PDC Teacher. PRI PDC Teachers are those who the PRI recognise, through a vetting board, as determined and competent to teach the full 72-hour course as developed by Permaculture founder Bill Mollison – covering all the topics of The Designers’ Manual as well as possible (i.e. not cherry picking only aspects the teacher feels most interested or competent in). Such teachers also commit to focussing on the design science, and not including subjective spiritual/metaphysical elements. The reason these items are not included in the PDC curriculum is because they are “belief” based. Permaculture Design education concerns itself with teaching good design based on strategies and techniques which are scientifically provable.
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