Great Lakes Permaculture Network


Permaculture is a philosophy for designing sustainable food production, energy production, and human habitation. It developed from the work of Australian Bill Mollison.

Permaculture is based on observation of natural patterns as the model for designing sustainable systems that can provide for human needs while benefitting the environment.

Founded by Allen R. Pyle, the Great Lakes Permaculture Network is a loose affiliation of permaculture practitioners in the Great Lakes Bioregion. Our goal is to provide a resource of regional resources for those interested in sustainability and permaculture design.

Allen is certified in Permaculture Design and holds a Bachelor's Degree in horticulture from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree in Entomology from Michigan State University. He is an internationally recognized authority on perennial plants and ornamental horticulture.

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