This Permaculture Design Overview was created by Midwest Permaculture for Center for Sustainable Community (CSC) and their 8.7 acres of land that immediately adjoins our local community of Stelle, IL. This design overview was presented to the CSC Board of Directors and other CSC members in March of 2012 and was quickly approved for implementation.
The purpose of this permaculture design is to create an agriculturally productive ecosystem that also builds topsoil each year, uses no herbicides or pesticides, and creates a safe habitat for a wide assortment of plants and animals. We welcome others (you?) to become a part of this experiment. We will also share of our methods and results through workshops, PDC Courses and student work/study internships.
Directory of Design Elements
The hyperlinked items below lead to more detailed explanations of each element in the CSC permaculture design. The others will be posted and linked as we complete them over the coming weeks and months. You can follow our RSS feed or subscribe to our blog by email to receive automatic announcements when each new element is posted.
We began designing this property in early 2011 and were assisted by students of our Permaculture Design Certificate Courses in the months that followed who added valuable input.
Asked to guide and support the implementation of the design in its early years, Midwest Permaculture has begun the project which we expect to take about 5 years to fully implement and another 5 years for its maturity. We welcome the participation of interested persons, everywhere.