top 10 Permaculture projects

Take a tour of 10 of the best Permaculture farms from around the world, see the whole system thinking replicating the natural ecosystems that surround us.

Bill Mollison first coined the term in 1978, defining “permaculture” as: 

“The conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive systems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of the landscape with people providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.”

Les Jardins de la Grelinette

10-acre micro-farm in St-Armand, Quebec, Canada, was founded in 2004 by Jean-Martin Fortier and his partner Maude-Hélène Desroches and went on to become internationally recognized for its productivity and profitability using low-tech, high-yield methods of organic vegetable production. 

Limestone Permaculture farm

A family in Australia is changing the way we look at food; The Coopers have been farming this one care plot for almost ten years. It is focusing on purely organic produce, raising chickens sheep and goats. The farm is powered using renewable energy, taking advantage of wood, water, and the sun. This is every permaculturist’s dream, and the owner, Brett, boasts that this farm can produce food for families. That’s not a bad return for the size of the plot.

Dome Lombok

Eco Resort, including 9 self contained Domes, co-working space, permaculture gardens, farm to plate restaurant and an infinity pool. Future development plans include additional domes, a yoga shala, artist studio and expansion of the coworking space. Dome is pushing the boundaries in sustainable construction without neglecting design, quality and comfort

Full Circle Farms

Full circle started as an organic farm in 1996 on just five acres near North Bend, Washington. They are passionate about growing and sourcing delicious produce free of herbicides and pesticides and promoting sustainable farming that preserves our soil and environment ever since—a great example of what can be done on a smaller plot using permaculture principles.

Purple Pear farm

At Purple Pear Farm, permaculture is a way of thinking, a way of looking at things and a system of design used throughout the farm. It looks to nature and especially the forests as a model for sustainable agriculture. They are combining the elements working together in symbiotic relationships. It looks to maximize the utilization of resources, including the sun, water, gravity, and the interrelationships between the components of the system. These ‘guilds’ are a cornerstone of sustainability. They have some great courses implementing all of the sustainable practices.

Good life permaculture farm

This urban permaculture farm is less than 3kms from Hobart city, just under 1 acre and is a hub of productivity with veggies, orchards, goats, chickens, honey bees, and more. Living here looks bliss. They don’t sell produce commercially, rather they eat it and share it with friends. They have some great permaculture courses.

Rancho Uha

Rancho Uha is a project created in San Luis de la Paz, Mexico, to regenerate and protect the land. Its a place where people can visit and interact in harmony with nature. The farm is 125 hectares and has an education center, archaeological Zone, fully operating farm, and education workshops. They even have super adobe courses to learn how to construct domes from adobe.

Ridgedale permaculture Farm

Ridgedale Farm is a high-quality local food producer and pioneering educational site. They are excited about training the next generation of young farmers through powerful and focused learning experiences. Here at 59°N in Sweden, they demonstrate and teach Farm Scale Permaculture Design, Regenerative Agriculture, Keyline Design, Agroforestry, Pasture-based livestock enterprises, Holistic Management, No-Dig Market Gardening as well as operating our own on-farm poultry processing facility. It’s a busy little place!

Ferme des Quatre-temps

This model includes livestock raised according to holistic management principles and incorporates permaculture design into its operations. The farm is a social enterprise initiated by a group of philanthropists and practitioners of organic farming; our ultimate purpose is to pave the way towards a more ecological and nourishing food system for Quebec.

Echo global farm

ECHO gathers permaculture solutions from around the world aimed at solving world hunger problems. These solutions include promoting sustainable farming techniques, growing nutritional plants, and developing technologies. The ECHO International Headquarters are located at our campus in North Fort Myers, Florida. This campus includes the famous ‘Global farm,’ and Research Center, Reference Library, Seed Bank, Tropical Fruit Nursery, Global Bookstore, and Staff Offices.

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