Ecological Design


Bring your visions for a sustainable, abundant, beautiful, healthy, ecological,  low-maintenance landscape into reality!  We design, install, and maintain a landscape to suit your lifestyle, and to enhance the unique natural settings around your home.  We specialize in edible landscapes, ornamentals, shade gardens, forest gardens, while working with a whole systems design approach. Contact us today to schedule an initial site visit.       

Permaculture Education


Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) & Training   Western MA:     This one-of-a-kind Permaculture Design Certification Course (PDC) offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on ecological design experience while studying with leading permaculture designers from the northeast, and immersing in life at leading permaculture demonstration sites. (This course is offered as a Weekend Course in Three Weekends, Fall of 2016: September 24-27, October 21-23, and November 18) or as a Spring/Summer Course May 20-24 and July 15-21 in 2017.  This course is eligible for 3 college credits with UMASS Amherst for anyone enrolled in the 5 College Consortium.  Our course is led by a stellar team of professional designers and educators from Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design, Regenerative Design Group, and Broadfork Permaculture For more information and to register:  

Fall Weekend Series Format 2016  (Three Weekends):  Sept 24-27, Oct 21-23, Nov 18-20  at Snow Farm and Nine Mountain in Western MA


Spring/ Summer 2017: May 20-25 and July 15-21 at Snow Farm and Nine Mountain in Western MA

Natural Building Workshops !

We will be offering a series of Natural Building Workshops.. stay tuned and send us emails to inquire.


STRAW BALE WALL ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP:  Full Day Workshop, with opportunities to learn about a straw bale wall construction directly from experience alongside the natural builders… This is happening in Shelburne Falls at a newly built (and continuing to be built) home where you can see all phases of construction in demonstration and participate in a wall construction! Sliding Scale Registration, Send us an email to register at

STRAW BALE HOME EARTHEN PLASTER WORKSHOP: This is will an opportunity to dive into the mixing and application of earthen plasters.

NATURAL BUILDING WORKSHOPS will continue to be offered in the spring of 2016!

Tour Western MA Permaculture Sites, TBA, Spring, Summer and Fall ~   Visit a number of leading permaculture demonstration sites in one day!  See the Edible Forest Gardens at the Beyond Sustainability Home in Amherst MA; Visit a Regenerative Homestead in Conway MA; Visit the UMASS Award Winning Permaculture Gardens for the Campus Dining Hall; Visit Sirius EcoVillage, and more!  Email: for details and to register

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