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Permaculture Skills Center

The Permaculture Skills Center is a 5-acre demonstration site and educational institution dedicated to inspiring regenerative land design and management practices.

We are located in the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed just south of Sebastopol, in Sonoma County, California. The site is also the home of our partner organization, Permaculture Artisans.

This site began as a neglected, yet fertile farmland and has been under restoration and cultivation since it was purchased in the winter of 2012.  Since purchasing the land, we have installed over 2000 feet of storm water harvesting earthworks, four habitat ponds with constructed wetlands and two acres of rotational grazing pasture lined with contour hedgerows. In addition, we planted 250+ heirloom fruit and nut trees with hundreds of medicinal, soil building, insect attracting and edible plants as a vibrant and abundant understory. Finally, we have one acre of vegetables, strawberries and cut flowers, plus an outdoor classroom and market stand.

PSC is located one hour north of San Francisco with easy access from Highway 116.

The site is open to the public everyday from 9am-5pm.  Tours are available upon request, Monday-Thursday. 

We serve as a community resource that provides the opportunity to touch, taste, see and feel permaculture in practice. Come visit! 

If you’re interested in using our facilities to host an event, or arrange a guided tour for a school or community group, please contact:

Belen Grady, Program Coordinator at outreach@permacultureskillscenter.org.

 

Mission

Empowering students with knowledge and skills to create regenerative and resilient ecosystems, communities and economies. 

Vision

Aligning purpose, passion and prosperity in partnership with the planet.