2020 Seed Share

We sadly suspended the Seed Celebration & Swap at the Old Stone House after 14 consecutive years.

Find NYPE at the Rondout Valley Permaculture Meetup, Monday, February 3 at 7pm at the Marbletown Community Center. Claudia Joseph will give a seed talk and share seeds. There will also be a demonstration of seed carving. Free. Bring envelopes so we can share bulk seeds. Everyone is welcome.

In troubled times, look to social strengths for support. Develop local networks – or work nets – to enhance your resilience and joy in life.

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. – CJ

Our new Arts & Ecology Center in Tillson, NY, offers opportunities for ecological learning in the Hudson Valley.


To inquire about learning opportunities, contact permie@earthlink.net

While NYPE no longer oversees garden or environmental programs at the Old Stone House, the gardens remain there for all to learn from and enjoy. Contact OSH if you wish to volunteer in the gardens. info@theoldstonehouse.org (718) 768-3195

Services: Consulting & Education: permie@earthlink.net

Permaculture article in Edible Brooklyn: http://www.ediblebrooklyn.com/2015/06/29/how-one-urban-garden-riffs-on-wild-design

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The Permaculture-Exchange was established in 1998 to facilitate the free exchange of ideas, materials and labor related to permaculture. Job offers, fee-based environmental events, and permaculture courses have been added to the list coverage. Members can post information that follows permaculture’s basic principles of care, respect and fair share; designing our human communities as natural systems by 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. As the Director of Environmental Programs (2004 – 2018) at the Old Stone House she designed and installed a permanent useful landscape with students, apprentices and volunteers as well as programs and events that promote community sustainability. NYPE continues in Tillson NY, part of the beautiful Hudson Valley and sometimes in NYC, too.

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:

Facebook links

New York Permaculture Exchange: https://www.facebook.com/newyorkpermaculture/

Permaculture Festival: NYC

Claudia Joseph

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