Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a lifelong approach to analysis, actions and social structures that results in better relationships, more functional systems and a clearer understanding of everything necessary for human communities to thrive.
Claudia Joseph, Founder and Director NYPE

The New York Permaculture Exchange is located in the hamlet of Tillson within the Town of Rosendale – between New Paltz and Kingston in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley. To learn permaculture at home or start a design project, remote and in person coaching and consulting are available.

The Permaculture-Exchange was established in 1998 in California’s East Bay to facilitate the free exchange of ideas, materials and labor related to permaculture. Moving to NYC in 2001 and upstate in 2018, NYPE has added job offers, fee-based environmental events, permaculture courses and to the list coverage, over the years.
Members can post information that follows permaculture’s basic principles of care, respect and fair share; designing our human communities as natural systems, promoting better efficiency, more cooperative relationships and greater abundance for all.

To join the Permaculture-Exchange list serve:!pendingmember/new-york-permaculture-exchange/apply

Also connect through Rondout Valley Permaculture meet up:

Follow on Facebook:

New York Permaculture Exchange:

Permaculture Festival: NYC :

Claudia Joseph, founder and Director of the New York Permaculture Exchange, is a permaculture teacher, consultant and practitioner and the Organizer for Rondout Vally Permaculture Meetup. As the Director of Environmental Programs at the Old Stone House (2004 – 2018), she designed and installed a diverse, useful landscape with students and volunteers and created programs and events promoting community sustainability. NYPE is developing a suburban permaculture model in Tillson, NY and cultivating relationships in the Hudson Valley.


Contributing Author
2022  The City Is An Ecosystem: Sustainable Education, Policy, and Practice
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Media & links
2020 article on the OSH gardens from Park Slope Food Coop’s Gazette:

2015 Permaculture feature article in Edible Brooklyn:

2011 Recognized by The New York Times, The Old Stone House – MS 51 Partnership Gardens are the first Food Forest model in NYC, based on permaculture design principles. The project began in 2004 and becomes more complex, beautiful, abundant and community centered each year.

2012 Highlights of our Permaculture Festival by Costa Boutsikaris:

A short piece on OSH programs by Costa Boutsikaris

Interview on OSH project & permaculture by Ladema Zinsmeister:

Leave a Reply