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List of Profit Making Permaculture Farms in the USA  RSS feed

 
Jenn Andersen
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Can you all help me?  I would like to create a list of farms in the USA that consider themselves "permaculture farms".  That is, they use the principles of permaculture on their farm to the best of their ability, and they make at least 50% of their living from the produce and animal products raised on the farm.  I don't care if they are also an "intentional community", or they make a small portion of their money from being a "Permaculture School" or a from donations or whatever.  What I want to know is, who is actually making a living raising food utilizing permaculture principles.  If you know of a farm that fits this description, please list the name of it here and the State it is located in.  It would also help to have the City it is nearest to, and some kind of contact information, like a website or snail mail address.  What do you say?  Anyone know of anyone? 
 
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If we cannot create this list, then it would appear that Permaculture is not yet viable commercially, except perhaps in countries where labor is cheap and abundant.  I have a hard time accepting that this is only a "third world" technology.  However, most of the people I know that are making a living in Permaculture are teaching it, or building systems for people to use, not living it.  Am I right?  If so, why is that??
 
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Kula Permaculture farm https://www.kulafarm.ca/ actually just in Canada
Casitas Valley http://casitasvalley.com/
D acres http://www.dacres.org/index.html
I would add even the Bullock Brothers Homestead http://www.permacultureportal.com/

just the first that come in mind

is Joel Salatin's farm a permaculture designed or managed farm?


 
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Twin oaks community http://www.twinoaks.org/
three sisters farm http://www.bioshelter.com/3SistersFarm.html

for sure there are many others you could check the following forum

small farm

large farm

market garden




 
Elizabeth Rose
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There are over 10,000 farms that have been actively using Holistic Management practices for over 20 years.

Their longevity suggests they are earning a sustainable livelihood, and I would venture to guess most holistic contexts include some form of Earth Care (building resilient ecosystems) and People Care (building quality of life).

What's more, HM uses standardized documentation.

So, potentially, there is a MASSIVE trove of (essentially standardized) information about regenerative agriculture in the financial documents of these 10,000 farms.

Darren Doherty keeps imploring someone to put together a study but as far as I know no one has taken him up on it.
 
Jay Grace
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My friend Cliff Davis's farm in Tennessee
https://www.facebook.com/spiralridge/
 
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Justin Rhodes is featuring several farms on his tour around the country, that seem to be doing pretty well.

The Great American Farm Tour.
 
You didn't tell me he was so big. Unlike this tiny ad:
permaculture bootcamp - boots-to-roots
https://permies.com/t/59706/permaculture-bootcamp-boots-roots
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