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Joined: May 02, 2012
Posts: 4
Hi, we're a homechurch group of autonomous families, who are building an eco-farm, ground up.It would be great if anyone would like to help out and fellowship together. We're following some of the Sepp Holzer principles,etc. Our site is www.christianpermaculture.org
Till we all come to the untiy of the faith...to the measure of the fulness of Christ...
Casey Halone


Joined: Feb 09, 2011
Posts: 192
    
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thanks for posting this! Discovering permaculture has taught me to appreciate creation on a level I never had before.


Christopher de Vidal


Joined: Nov 17, 2010
Posts: 100
I'm intrigued. Permaculture DEFINITELY draws me to worship the brilliant mind of the Creator.

I see you like Living Waters, too. My kinda people

Where are you? I see you went to see Sepp in Montana, are you there?
Christopher de Vidal


Joined: Nov 17, 2010
Posts: 100
I've been thinking of writing how John Piper's offensively-titled "Christian hedonism" (don't let the name fool you) is like Permaculture for humans Ever read Desiring God?
Kelly Ware


Joined: Oct 01, 2010
Posts: 46
Location: Flathead Valley Montana
    
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Holzer's teachings and practice are awesome. Several times he called it Gods work. or doing right by and for God. I'm planning a project with Crossroads Christian Fellowship to introduce Sepp permaculture there. It too is in the Flathead Valley. We are hoping these projects will spring up like mushrooms everywhere. Mission Holzer permaculture America. It can really go out to missions projects worldwide.

Here are some great reading to dispell the myth that Christians don't feel like taking care of the land is important. All all called to right action, caring for all creation, and resist the exploitation, violation (of animals, etc), and toxicity that is the current food system. A total call to action especially after sharing these writings with our Christian community.

http://sustainabletraditions.com/2011/10/permacult...re-and-christian-faith-part-1/
http://sustainabletraditions.com/2011/11/permacult...re-and-christian-faith-part-2/
These are the Mollison principles put to biblical behavior, congruent with Jesus teachings. A nice teaching tool for permaculture in Christian settings, (especially for youth programs!!!)

http://sustainabletraditions.com/2012/07/making-pe...view-with-author-fred-bahnson/
A good video of him reading his book

http://sustainabletraditions.com/2012/08/making-pe...rs-weekend-at-duke-sept-21-22/ Great group calling to reconcile with all species as caretakers and cultivators.

And our favorite Joe Salatin: http://sustainabletraditions.com/2010/10/joel-sala...tone-of-christian-credibility/

God speed...


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Kelly Ware


Joined: Oct 01, 2010
Posts: 46
Location: Flathead Valley Montana
    
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(a good find)
http://www.echonet.org

ECHO's Mission is to equip people with resources and skills to reduce hunger and improve the lives of the poor.
ECHO's Vision is to honor God through sustainable hunger solutions.
ECHO InteractiveECHO BlogECHO Events ECHO DownloadsECHO TV

Core Values:
We are Christian in our behavior, beliefs, motivations, and attitudes
We are Stewards of the resources God gives us
We are Servants in both our management style and our focus on others
We are Partners as we join with other organizations and agencies to accomplish our goals
We value People as we work and interact with each other and those we serve, giving priority to people over institutional structure.
We are committed to helping those who help the poor!

(I think with the worldwide Christian faiths behind permaculture, there is a chance to save planet and people. It is part of my mission to inform them of permaculture- Kelly)
Kelly Ware


Joined: Oct 01, 2010
Posts: 46
Location: Flathead Valley Montana
    
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From the website: http://www.permaculture.org.nz/node/65
(a Christian's point of view on permaculture- from New Zealand)
I would like to leave you with this scripture among the many that gives me hope.

I will make rivers flow among barren hills and springs of water run in the valley. I will turn the desert into pools of water and the dry land into flowing springs. I will make cedars grow in the desert, and acacias and myrtles and olive trees. Forests will grow in barren land, forests of pine and juniper and cypress.
Isaiah 41:18
Further readings I like

Psalms 74:12
Psalms 73:2
Psalms 77:14
Psalms 89:11, 34-37
1 John 3:19-24
1 John 4:7-21
Daniel Clarke


Joined: Sep 17, 2012
Posts: 67
I live in amish mennonite country in central pa. We all work together. God is everywhere all you have to do is seek him. I am doing as much as i can but i am moms caregiver 24/7/365 for 6 yrs now. I can only get so much done. I do seek another to join me here. I have done some building this last yr. Tere are close to 200 pictures of my work at the site below and my blog is over 2 yrs going.


Hello readers
READ PROGRESS + SEE NEW PICS below:
be well
FOLLOW YAHUWAH
AND BE PREPARED
FOR HIS SON YAHUSHUA

I am middle aged seeking another wilderness minded person who wants to partner with my farm + the 1800's home I bought with 6 acres in Central Pa. 50 miles N of Harrisburg, Pa. at the base of a 2000 ft Appalachian mountain. The farm is surrounded by larger farms yet located in a wooded section. I have trout streams running through 3 acres of my 6 acres. I have a creek running along my garden + house + a yr round hand dug well + a spring in basement of my home. I myself have been doing farming + forestry work since 1972. I started a recycling center in 1975 in Redway, N. Calif + have built green homes in Philly pa burbs in the 80's / 90's + planted many fruit trees + organic gardens around the USA + have left them for others to keep working as I moved on to do other places. Now I am finally settling down. I have found the Amish / Mennonite farming region of central pa to be one of the last best clean places where the weather is seasonal + land, water is clean (4 counties south of any Marseilles shale drilling). I am into recycling, conservation + utilizing the earths natural heat. This house has a fireplace in the basement, a wood cook stove in kitchen + parlor stove in living room. It has 4 bedrooms upstairs + legal outhouse outside. I want to build a sauna + well house for winter use. I am almost OFF-GRID with only 14.00 a month in electric bills. I built a root cellar in the basement. I want to build an icehouse someday.

I would like platonic people who want to do positive work + make this farm self sufficient. I dislike cigarettes + lazy people. If your a simple country person we will get along well. I am easy going. I have lived with all kinds of people, except for rednecks which are not my cup of tea.

Note: I am care giving my 88 yr old mother here, so for security I do not list my actual location online. I do not have many visitors + the ones who do come are mostly family or neighbors. I did have one woman come here but she was too much of a city girl for this farm. I rather the next person make a decision to stay a while before they even come here. My pictures + blog explains enough for a person to make a comfortable decision before coming here. We are a rustic wilderness household still using outhouses + chamber pots + hauling

http://directory.ic.org/22661/Central_Pa_Mountain_farm___for_Hip_open_minded_people


http://directory.ic.org/22661/Central_Pa_Mountain_farm___for_Hip_open_minded_people
Elissa Teal


Joined: Jun 05, 2013
Posts: 107
Location: Ohio (zone 6; just west of Lake Erie)
    
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Dirk and Celina Kuerschner wrote:Hi, we're a homechurch group of autonomous families, who are building an eco-farm, ground up.It would be great if anyone would like to help out and fellowship together. We're following some of the Sepp Holzer principles,etc. Our site is www.christianpermaculture.org
Till we all come to the untiy of the faith...to the measure of the fulness of Christ...


nice to "meet" you! Do you blog?


Radical Homemaker; Urban Homesteader in zone 6; Homeschoolin' Mama to 3 boys; Soul Mate to my Hubby since 1998; above all, Bride of Christ; http://crunchymamasurbanhomestead.wordpress.com/
Elissa Teal


Joined: Jun 05, 2013
Posts: 107
Location: Ohio (zone 6; just west of Lake Erie)
    
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Are any of you aware of any Christian Permaculture bloggers or authors? I found some blogs but they haven't been updated in several years.
A Wilson


Joined: Jan 04, 2014
Posts: 5
In what state are you, Dirk and Celina Kuerschner?
Brad Cloutier


Joined: Aug 31, 2013
Posts: 31
So very happy to have found some others like minded. I've been discouraged quite frankly. I love the permaculture movement but feel sad when "mother nature" or earth is glorified and becomes the end. The beauty and incredible complexity of the creation makes me worship the Creator even more!
Elissa Teal


Joined: Jun 05, 2013
Posts: 107
Location: Ohio (zone 6; just west of Lake Erie)
    
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Thought that some of y'all might want to participate in this: http://www.redeemingthedirt.com/2014/01/22/2014-born-again-farm-prayer-day/
David Ambrose


Joined: Jun 02, 2014
Posts: 1
This is very cool. It seems like you all have done a nice job of hold your essentials but not turning into something less healthy, and less kingdom minded. Maybe one day my family and I will find a group like this on in the North East.
 
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