Care of the Earth, Care of the People, Share the Surplus

 The term permaculture, meaning "permanent agriculture" was coined in the 1970's by Australian Bill Mollison.

Permaculture is a design system that encompasses both "permanent agriculture" and "permanent culture." It recognizes that all living systems are organized around energy flows. It teaches people to analyze existing energy flows (sun, rain, money, human energy) through such a system (a garden, a household, a business). Then it teaches them to interconnect all the elements in the system in beneficial relationship to each other and to those energy flows. When correctly designed such a system will, like a natural ecosystem, become increasingly diverse and self-sustaining.

Permaculture is a way of working with the earth and it's natural cycles. It is also a way to integrate family and community.  Those that are interested, are welcome to participate in an upcoming local community garden project. More details coming soon, so stay tuned.

In the spring is the community wide Clean Up Cleveland event, hosted by Keep Cleveland Beautiful.   Several times through out the year we also participate in routine community clean-ups & river clean-ups.  Keep an eye on the "Local Happenings" page for updates as the year progresses.

These activities count  towards community service hours.  Those of you who are interested, please visit  and Contact Brenda Myers at 936-499-2632

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