What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.

Center of Life Summer Camp Students Visit Food Forest

Center of Life Summer Camp Students Visit Food Forest

Posted by on Jul 21, 2014 in Events, Hazelwood Food Forest, News | No Comments

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 […]

Happy Hour and Live Indonesian Gong!

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Events | No Comments

April 3rd & 4th from 5:30 – sunset 4700 block of Irvine Street, Pittsburgh, Pa 15207 Join us on April 3rd for workday activities including weeding and mulchig & enjoy Indonesian gong played by Jeremy Woodruff, a Ph.D. student in music and the TA for the Gamelan ensemble at Pitt. He will be recording sounds […]

Permaculture Resource List

Compiled by Elizabeth Lynch, Troy Hottle, and Juliette Jones Pc Communities, on-line or other Pittsburgh Garden Experiment: Eastern Permaculture Guild: Eastern Permaculture Guild: Local Food Cleveland: Three Rivers Permaculture Guild Pittsburgh-local Resources Pittsburgh Permaculture: Transition Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Garden Experiment: Steel City Soils: Octupus Organics: Urban Homesteaders: […]

Summer 2011 Herbal Medicine Workshop Series

Posted by on Jun 14, 2011 in Events, How to, Medicinal Herbs, News, Plants | No Comments

Summer 2011 Herbal Medicine Workshop Series with Leslie Alexander of Restoration Herbs & Michelle Czolba of Pittsburgh Permaculture PLEASE BE SURE TO FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM AS WELL AS PAY BY PAYPAL OR THROUGH CHECK. FIND REGISTRATION FORM AT ‘REGISTER NOW’ LINK. MAILING ADDRESS FOR CHECK IS ON REGISTRATION FORM. Herbal medicine has been […]

Come Join Us at the Food Forest this Saturday!

We will be working at the food forest on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10am-12pm. The food forest is located at 4700 Irvine St in Hazelwood. It was 4 adjacent vacant lots owned by the URA and now hosts a diversity of edible and otherwise functional tree, bush and groundcover species. […]

Columbus Permaculture Design Course

Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Events, How to | No Comments

Weekend Permaculture Design Course Columbus, Ohio Dates: July 16-17, August 13-14, August 27-28, September 10-11, October 8-9, and October 22-23. Location: Columbus, Ohio at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park Description: Join us as we explore the power of ecological design to create resilience and beauty in our communities. Over six weekends, Saturday morning through […]

Regenerating Pittsburgh Event Canceled

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Events | No Comments

We am sorry to report that we have failed to achieve enough registrations for the Pittsburgh event even after welcoming all scholarship recipients and slashing the budget to simplify the program. We are therefore canceling the whole weekend of events in Pittsburgh. We hope to reschedule and get Dave to Pittsburgh another time. Peace and […]

Upcoming Pittsburgh Permaculture Workshops- register now!

Hey all, please check out the next 2 workshops to happen at the Hazelwood Food Forest. Hope to see you there! Grafting with Troy Hottle– CANCELLED April 17th 11am-1pm (yes it’s a Sunday) Learn the basics of grafting for pome fruits and stone fruits. You will learn how and when to graft in addition to […]

Food Forest Rain Barrel Demo & Work Day

Spring is finally here! Let’s celebrate by getting our hands dirty at the Hazelwood Food Forest. We need to capture and retain water on the site especially until the young trees and plants are established. This first workday of 2011 will focus on setting up a gutter and downspout for the shed so that we […]

Register Soon for Introductory Herbal Medicine Workshop!!

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Events, How to, Medicinal Herbs, Plants | No Comments

Explore the Use of Herbs to Promote Wellness (Right Here in Pittsburgh!) With Leslie Alexander, RH (AHG), Co-owner of Restoration Herbs 11am – 3pm, March 26, 2011 Stephen Foster Community Center, 286 Main Street 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15201 Program An Introduction to Medical Herbalism What is a medicinal herb and when can we use […]