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

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

For NYPE Services: Consulting & Education contact:

Also connect through Rondout Valley Permaculture meet up:

New York Permaculture Exchange:

Permaculture Festival: NYC :

The Permaculture-Exchange was established in 1998 in the 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, and permaculture courses 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.

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


Media & links

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

Permaculture article in Edible Brooklyn:

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.

Highlights of our 2012 Permaculture Festival by Costa Boutsikaris:

A short piece on OSH programs by Costa Boutsikaris

Interview on OSH project & permaculture by Ladema Zinsmeister:

Claudia Joseph

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