The New York Permaculture Exchange is located in the hamlet of Tillson in the small Town of Rosendale, between New Paltz and Kingston in Ulster county in the beautiful Mid-Hudson Valley. The Rondout Creek and the Wallkill River, border the flat, plain of sandy loam that is distinctive to the Tillson area. Rosendale has an agricultural history in addition to the famous Rosendale cement (1825-1910).

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

Rondout Valley Permaculture meet up. Come to meetings to learn skills and techniques, see models and talk with others who are interested in permaculture. Organized by Claudia Joseph.

Or follow on Facebook: New York Permaculture Exchange (environmental news) and Permaculture Festival: NYC (social and political actions).

 For the free exchange of information, materials and skills relating to permaculture projects join
the Permaculture Exchange List Service or contact NYPE directly:

The Permaculture Exchange began in 1998 in Oakland, CA as the East Bay Permaculture Exchange. The first East Bay Permaculture Convergence was organized by the Exchange in 2001 with great attendance and enthusiasm. After moving to NYC, New York Permaculture Exchange hosted many Permaculture Festivals, courses and workshops throughout the 5 boroughs over the course of 18 years.

Claudia Joseph, founder and Director of the New York Permaculture Exchange, is a permaculture teacher, consultant and practitioner, certified by Permaculture Institute of North America and Permaculture Institute, USA.

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:

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