High Plains Permaculture was formed in spring of 2009 in Bismarck, North Dakota, as a way for local citizens interested in learning more about permaculture to get together for discussions, practice, and resource-sharing. North Dakota’s semi-arid, northern climate offers unique challenges not currently addressed in the permaculture literature, so we hope by sharing our experiences to generate some proven info and techniques for our area.
We have members:
- From Bismarck to Beach
- From city lots to 900-acre farms
- From professional agriculture scientists to interested amateurs
- From those who have just heard the word permaculture in March to those getting certified in Permaculture Design
All events are member-driven, so if there’s something you’re passionate about or something you particularly want to learn, share it with us!
Upcoming events include an Introduction to Permaculture (ongoing), a session on the cultivation of edible mushrooms (with a take-home indoor tp kit) on June 27th, and working through a landscape design and implementation in the city.
Current member interests include:
- rainwater harvesting and rain gardens
- vegetable and ornamental gardening
- hardy fruits, including small fruits
- edible fungi cultivation and bioremediation
- even chicken tractors!
To see what’s going on, check back to this website or join our mailing list by leaving a comment here requesting so – the site will record the private email address you enter in the comments form without displaying it for spam harvesters.