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Learn about all kinds of plants and delicious edibles in our hands-on workshops!
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We listen to your goals, perform a detailed analysis of your land through testing and monitoring, and make site-specific species selections to meet your needs.
Become a steward of your custom landscape. We prepare your site, implement our design, and provide a custom maintenance schedule that will see your goals to fruition.
From the Blog
On Thursday, July 17, Michelle Czolba, Pittsburgh Permaculture LLC, Matt Peters, and Jim McCue hosted 60 students from the Hazelwood Center of Life Summer Camp at the food forest. The children were ages six through twelve and had a blast checking out the bugs, unripe pears and plums, herbs, and more. We were able to […]
This week we said goodbye to one of the founders of the Hazelwood Food Forest, Juliette Jones, and as someone who was greatly influenced by her time in Pittsburgh, I feel that it is important to reflect on her contributions to the city. Pittsburgh Permaculture, which is a design business started by Juliette and her […]
Species List By Purpose Alphabetical By Purpose Edible Asian Pear – Pyrus pyrifolia Asparagus – Asparagus officinalis Blackberry – Rubus spp. Blueberry – Vaccinium angustifolium Borage – Borago officinalis Bronze Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare Chinese Chestnut – Castanea mollissima Chives – Allium schoenoprasum Chokecherry – Aronia prunifolia Currant – Ribes spp. Dandelion – Taraxacum spp. […]
Create a garden to attract beneficial pollinators and increase biodiversity. Safely grow your own food, medicines, clothing materials, and dyes. Solve an irrigation problem. Build a place of solitude and deepen your connection to nature. Learn to sustain yourself from the land.
Michelle is a Pittsburgh native. She came into the study of permaculture while pursuing her Master of Science in Sustainable Systems at Slippery Rock University. She looks forward to spreading Permaculture Design through the city.- Michelle Czolba
Juliette has always had a passion for nature, art and teaching. Her work with Pittsburgh Permaculture allows her to combine all three as she designs natural spaces, plays in the dirt and shares her knowledge via workshops, speaking engagements and classes.- Juliette Olshock
Seth moved to Pittsburgh in 2011 to attend Chatham’s Masters of Food Studies program where he focused on sustainable growing systems, ecological design, and public food models. Seth is passionate about connecting the worlds of social justice and permaculture.- Seth Nyer