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Stephen Trauger
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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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Cool Temperate
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Growing Wild

Growing Wild

Winchester, US

Emily King Geoffrey Angle John Athayde Rahul Maitra Seneca Haynes Tim Tsutsumi Ute Bohnsack William Beers
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About Stephen Trauger

I have been interested in sustainable living and a more earth friendly way of being for the last twenty years. In 1995 I purchased 9 acres in the mountains of West Virginia and built a 600 ft chalet style cabin using many recyclables. The property includes a compost toilet, a gravity fed water system and good solar orientation. I practice sustainable forestry and encourage plant and animal diversity. During 2010 I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate through Permaculture Visions International, using my mountain property as the subject of my course work.
I then enrolled in a two year diploma program with Permaculture Visions, and moved my area of study to a farmette called Growing Wild, located in Winchester, VA. Over the last two years we have renovated 3 buildings, added a PV system, a compost toilet, a small pond, swales, sheet mulched gardens and many more pemaculture based improvements and we are utilizing many permaculture principles as we develop.
In 2013 we formed Growing Wild LLC. We have hosted several meet up groups, movies and tours to help our local community have a better understanding of Permaculture. We are in the process of applying for our non-profit status. We hope to apply for PRI master site status in early 2014.


spring update

Work moving forward creating a non profit

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)


Growing Wild Development. Integrate rather then segregate

Posted over 11 years ago (1 comments)

110812 Greenhouse and Chickens

Updates for the growing wild project

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Development Pictures

Here are more pictures of the development of this project over the last 3 years.

Posted over 11 years ago (1 comments)

more information on growing wild

Growing Wild general description and evolution

Posted almost 12 years ago (1 comments)
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My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: April Sampson-Kelly
Location: Great Cacapon, WV
Date: Mar 2010
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