Bioregional Resource

Permaculture Local is an online bioregional information resource built by a community of Permaculture practitioners and topic experts to serve a global need. When people search for information on how to live sustainably, this site answers the question, "What works where I live?"

Envisioned by Bill Mollison in the Permaculture Designer's Manual, the bioregional resource brings together the knowledge and wisdom of a large number of people who are working with permaculture systems on the ground to create a library of lessons learned in each bioregion of the world. Members of the site can add and edit content in several databases, while topic curators review and approve any changes to keep quality high.

It's a big project. Your contributions of knowledge, wisdom and financial support help build something that is larger than any of us could do alone. Everyone should be able to get involved at some level, even if it's as simple as rating the plants that grow best in your system.

We are still building the foundations, but as things come online, you will find:

  • A database of popular permaculture plants, to help you find which plants grow well where you live.
  • A knowledgebase of educational websites, books and other resources that will teach what you need to know to succeed in your bioregion.
  • Discussion forums to organize our community and share what we are learning.
  • Private group space for local groups around the world to be able to communicate and organize.
    • Gardening journals to help you track observations of your local project.
    • Blogs from members of local groups that you belong to.

Please join the Permaculture Local community and add your piece to the puzzle. Together, we are better.