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BRPN member permaculture sites and projects
Below are descriptions of the work of some of our network members. This page will be continually added to with additional members' work.
Radical Roots Farm - Dave and Lee O’Neill - Keezletown, Virginia
Description: Founded in 2000, Radical Roots Farm produces high quality, ecologically grown vegetables in Keezletown, Virginia. They use sustainable methods of farming such as cover cropping, crop rotation, attracting beneficial insects and applying compost. Without the use of synthetic chemicals, herbicides and pesticides, they rely on hand labor and natural cycles for the healthiest soil and vegetables. Dave and Lee distribute their harvest through a CSA running from early June to October, and they sell fresh produce at local markets including Charlottesville and Staunton. They also run a nursery and have an apprenticeship program to help others learn the skills needed to run a successful farm.
The Beech - White Hall, Virginia
Description: Permaculture teacher Christine Gyovai and designer Reed Muehlman have built a 1000 sq. foot passive solar straw bale home near White Hall, Virginia, with Sugar Hollow Builders. The home was constructed using locally grown barley straw, earth and lime plaster on the exterior and earth plaster on the interior of the home, reclaimed redwood siding on the south wall, reclaimed beams in the interior, passive solar heating and cooling strategies, solar hot water, energy efficient appliances and windows, and many other environmental features. Christine and Reed moved into their house in early spring of 2008 with their new son, Elijah, and they love it. They are currently gardening and canning like crazy.
Tricycle Gardens - Richmond, Virginia
Tricycle Gardens is improving Richmond's food system one garden at a time. We are dedicated to cultivating a greener urban environment through establishing community gardens, providing eduction and encouraging sustainability. WE GET DIRTY! We are currently in the process of establishing two urban farms in the heart of the city. www.tricyclegardens.org
Innisfree Village - Crozet, Virginia
Innisfree Village has 500+ acres of beautiful land surrounded by national forest. As a community, we are just beginning to see the huge potential of our land. Future plans include wetland mitigation, bio-diesel production and use, silva culture, natural food production, edible landscaping, renewable energy, and more. Currently we run local CSA for veggies, flowers, herbs, and eggs. We share the use of cars and own 2 hybrid cars. We have one small cistern, but are planning for much more water collection. Check out our website for info on our main mission and other information: innisfreevillage.org
Old Otter Holler Farm - Summers County, West Virginia
Old Otter Holler Farm is a diversified family farm located in Summers County, West Virginia. We grow, sell, and barter annual and perennial flowers, herbs, and vegetable plants, seasonal fruits and vegetables, eggs, and lamb, beef, chicken, and pig to order. Sustainable farming techniques include farmscaping, crop rotations, cover crops, composting, and no use of synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides. Our goals at the farm are to 1) provide the community with locally grown fruits, vegetables, bedding plants, and meat, 2) promote healthy eating and sustainable farming practices, 3) be active in the community through volunteerism and educational farm workshops, and 4) promote local economic development by employing local people and purchasing and/or bartering for local goods and services. www.oohf.typepad.com
Singing Farm - Central Virginia
Do you resonate with Singing Farm’s Permaculture Goal? “Singing Farm is a living and learning garden sanctuary that provides an enlightening wealth of food, joy, medicine, health, creative inspiration, renewable energy and community with ease. This garden attracts a contemplative couple to share and be nurtured by Singing Farm, joining us in bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence in Nelson County and on Earth.” Rachel and Martin paid the ransom for Singing Farm’s 20+ solar-powered acres in 1999. Their first CSA season, lead by Dana Pauly and Bo Holland, featured organic fruit, veggies, flowers and herbs in 2000. We’re building resilient community, growing fruit and fragrant/medicinal herbs, making music &…meeting you? http://bit.ly/singingfarm
Forrest Green Farm - Lousia, Virginia
Forrest Green Farm is
a small,family farm located in Louisa, Virginia. We
Lynchburg Area Permaculture Guild
Lynchburg Area Permaculture Guild is a group of people interested
in using permaculture design for the regeneration of our local community.
For more information contact Vicky or