Permaculture Design

In the summer of 2006, my wife, Julia, and I worked periodically on a permaculture-based farm in Minnesota as a part of their work-share program (“customers” would work a certain number of hours out on the farm in exchange for a weekly box of yummy vegetables). At that point in time, the pursuit of a relationship with a local farm was all Julia’s idea–she practically had to drag me along to the work days. However, since our experience out on that farm, I have committed countless hours of research and experimentation in the realm of permaculture and regenerative agriculture and design. I have completed a Permaculture design course and hold a design certificate, but, in my opinion, it has really been the many years of persistent and passionate exploration on the topic prior to me acquiring the design certificate that qualify me to be a permaculture designer.

While I practiced various design methods at our previous residence in the suburbs, it is Beacon Farmstead that will be my first “show piece.” With a small, pay-as-you-go budget, Beacon Farmstead has been and will continue to be a “slow and steady wins the race” sort of project, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t help others engage their own Permaculture projects.

Whether you have a massive piece of forested land or an adorable apartment in the city with a small balcony, I can certainly help you design a permaculture system that will work for you. From bold land development decisions that involve earthworks to the small and lithe concepts of vertical window gardening or creative home water catchment, I can help you make growing food and working with your environment an exciting and integrative experience.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding fees or availability. Let’s start turning your permaculture dreams into a reality today.

Beacon Farmstead Regenerative Design
Josh Chapman

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