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 an intensive course during June of 2016 (June 18th-28th), or as a weekend series over three weekends (in the spring or fall).   This course is eligible for 3 college credits with UMASS Amherst, and is led by a team of professional designers and educators from Sowing Solutions Permaculture Design, Regenerative Design Group, and Broadfork Permaculture For more information and to register:  

Summer Intensive Format 2016 :  June 18th-28th


Fall Weekend Series Format 2016  (Three Weekends):  September through November

Natural Building Workshops THIS FALL in 2015!

We are offering a series of NATURAL BUILDING WORKSHOPS !!!!!

STRAW BALE WALL ASSEMBLY WORKSHOP: The first will be on Saturday November 7th, a 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 will be the second workshop in late November or early December (send us an email at to be kept up to date about when this is happening!). 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 on Saturday, TBA, Spring 2016  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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