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Michael Newby
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I'd like this thread to be a place where people can recommend permaculture-friendly places that they've come across in their travels.

I know that there's already an abundance of hidden permaculture gems out there that are doing really great things in great ways but not all of them are active here on Permies (I know, I know, how's that even possible, right?!) so they could be missing out on a lot of potential business and we might be missing out on an amazing addition to the permaculture community.

So how 'bout it? Tell me about that little nursery you've found that understands hugelculture and compost tea; where's that nice hole-in-the-wall bookstore where you can not only find permaculture books but where you can talk permaculture for hours with the people who hang out there; what about you're favorite little coffee shop who sells goods produced on their permacultured farm? Show me that place that when you first walked in you looked around and got that giddy feeling as you realized "They speak permaculture here!"


 
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The Yachats Farmstore in Yachats, Oregon is exactly the kind of place I had in mind while writing the opening post. My wife and I chanced upon this place on a recent weekend on the Oregon coast and I can't recommend them enough. What a great place with a really good selection of permaculture related items made even more impressive by the fact that all this is in a little coast town with a population of around 700 people.

The store is a great mix of small market, farming/growing/preserving supplies and brewpub. They make all kinds of lacto-fermented goods from veggies produced on the owners small farm outside of town, brew beer and kombucha for sale, they have a pretty good selection of farm and garden supplies (they have broad-forks!) and they had one of the better selections of permaculture books I've found. I didn't get to talk with the owners who were out of town but I did get to talk with the lady behind the counter and get a little info on the place: It's run by a couple who've been practicing permaculture on their land for about 3 years now. They've done a PDC as well as the woman I talked to behind the counter, who's name I have to admit I can't recall (did I mention there was beer on site?). They do all their brewing and fermenting on site with ingredients sourced first from the farm, locally if they can't grow it on their farm or from vetted vendors if they can't find what they need locally. I sampled a few krouts and they were wonderful! I sampled a few beers (okay, okay, a few beers a few times) which were also amazing. They had a Salal Berry Sour Ale that was like a good lambic - if you're a beer snob you'll know what I'm talking about, for the rest of you think bitter-fruity-sour cross between wine and beer, you either love it or hate it.

If you ever find yourself traveling the central Oregon coast I highly, highly recommend stopping in and checking things out, it's a great atmosphere with some cool stuff.
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A whole shelf of Permaculture!
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Cassie Langstraat
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I love this idea!!! I can't wait to see what people list.
 
Stacia Nordin
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The attached list is for Malawi, which is constantly evolving. There are links to the Permaculture Malawi Facebook page and yahoogroup so that you can contact us for an updated list before you travel.
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Tom Nicholson
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I haven't visited these places in Spain and France, but they all looked good in the beautiful film The Voice of the Wind. Here's the list I made when watching the film:

Mas Franch
Permaculture Centre, Girona

Ecollavors
Cooperative seed bank, Girona

Madre Tierra
Vibrational agriculture, Barcelona

Ca La Fou
Eco-industrial Postcapitalist colony, Barcelona

La Garbiana
Agroecology Cooperative, Lleida

Roy Littlesun
One Heart University, Lleida

Josep Pamies
Medicinal plants – The sweet revolution, Lleida

Permacultura Montsant
Training centre, Tarragona

Ecollaures – Llavors d'aci
Agroecology, Valencia

Red sostenible y creativa
Transition network, Valencia

The Dome Centre – La Cupula
Personal development, Alacant

(Michelle – English – and Nesto) International sound therapy association.
Sunseed
Desert technology (application, education), Almeria

The Food in our Hands
15-M workgroup / food sovereinty, Granada
 
Jenna Ferresty
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If you are in southern New England, Coogan Farms is an amazing place to visit. It is right by Mystic, so it would work into a visit to Mystic Seaport, the aquarium (which is also really fun), the Dennison Pequotsepos Nature preserve, and the casinos (if you are into those things). The farm supplies produce to many of the food banks in Southeastern Connecticut and is implementing many interesting permaculture strategies. If you arrive during the growing season, they will let you work on the farm, too. Here is a link for the farm.
http://dpnc.org/coogan-farm-maps/
 
R Nichols
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Can Cob Project Campus be added to the lists? We are in central Oregon and working hard to develop this campus to provide free education about permaculture and true sustainable living practices.
www.cobprojectcampus.org is still in the building stages. So far it is still just us 3 dedicated old farts trying to help where we can. Thank you!
 
Cassie Langstraat
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Brilliant places people! I'm excited to check everything out and add my own stuff to the list.
 
Dillon Nichols
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It's not exactly hidden or little known, but the Bullocks' homestead on Orcas Island, Washington is an awesome place to visit. http://www.permacultureportal.com/visits_short.php

Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, Washington was pretty neat. http://www.beaconfoodforest.org/

List of food forests in the Victoria BC area here: http://www.permies.com/t/46096/forest-garden/Public-Food-Forests-Victoria-BC
 
Heather Davis
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When I get to visit Washington state, I'd like to go to the original Back To Eden garden: http://www.backtoedenfilm.com/paul-gautschi.html

In Southern California, there are a bunch of permaculture sites including: http://www.quailsprings.org and their sister farm: http://www.casitasvalley.com

I stayed at Casitas Valley farm when geoff lawton did a talk there a little over a year ago. Camping was $25/night in their persimmon orchard. The heritage hogs woke me up in the morning foraging for fallen persimmons. It was heavenly.
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Pangas Ponkai
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We would like to be considered, although we are in the very beginning stages of building towards eco-tourism. We are in Bohol, The Philippines, on a ridge with 360° views of ocean and mountains. This is basic, just nature, we are 2 hours from the nearest shopping and cinemas, in the jungle with no close neighbors. One day, possibly, native huts...
 
Sue Rine
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New Zealand places just off the top of my head would be - Koanga Gardens near Wairoa an the East of the North Island; Jodi Roebuck in Taranaki on the West of the North Island; Rob and Robyn Guyton, Southland in the South of the South Island. And you could always visit us in Taranaki
 
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Permaculture Magazine had a permaculture travel article that I thought would fit here nicely. The article focuses on a website called NuMundo that networks permaculture sites that offer education and accommodations.
 
Cassie Langstraat
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And actually the peeps from NuMuno just posted at permies yesterday, here!
 
David Casey
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Thanks Michael for the shout-out!

We are excited to connect our network to more folks from the Permies network around the world! This list on the thread here is great!
 
Andre Lemos
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Portugal:

Quinta dos 7 nomes, Herdade do Freixo do Meio, Vale de Sarvinda, O Fojo, Tamera, etc...
 
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