Burlington Permaculture is made up of a dynamic group of local residents, students, small business owners, farmers, designers, builders and more, residing throughout the Champlain Valley.   We are generally connected by the desire to improve the quality and character of life in our community through urban agriculture, community educational offerings, local resource assessment, natural building projects and social networking.


 


HOW IT ALL BEGAN...

The group was founded in 2007 by friends and Permaculture activists Mark Krawcyzk (shown left) (RivenWoodCrafts.com) and Michael Blazewicz (RoundRiverDesign.com).  Mark and Mike (along with inspiration from friends Keith Morris and Chris Chaisson) set out to connect with like-minded individuals in their neighborhood and social circles and organize to build connections between people, land, and resources. Early meetings at
coffee-shops and Mike's living room inspired the articulation of the group's mission and vision, and sparked the group's first projects including assistance with the development of the Archibald Neighborhood Garden, lawn to garden conversions in the Old North End, seasonal workshop series, and working with interns from the University of VT.




As a relatively new community entity,
we are still in the early stages of developing our group identity.  We strongly recognize that our efforts will only be effective if they originate from within the communities they aim to benefit. In other words, we want YOU
to share your inspiration and efforts
with us and the greater community. 






To join our new stewardship committee or find out more about what we're about, drop us an e-mail or come to our next event.  We hope to see you soon!


    INTERNSHIPS with Burlington Permaculture

We always welcome those who wish to become more involved with the Burlington Permaculture team. Whatever your interests and skills may be, there is always a place for you direct your efforts with us.
Our internship opportunities come with the benefit of getting COLLEGE CREDIT as an independent study.
If you are interested in interning with us, please email us today!



Hillary Archer, a UVM senior studying Urban Ecology and Film has been interning with us since May 2009. CLICK HERE to read an article she wrote
for the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources monthly newsletter.


Check out an article on Burlington Permaculture in Seven Days!


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