There are many Paw Paw trees found in the forests at Wild Earth.

There are many Paw Paw trees found in the forests at Wild Earth.

It is interesting to ask someone "what is permaculture?", and see that every person you ask will offer a different explanation or have their own understanding of what it means to them.  At Wild Earth, we incorporate the principles of permaculture that were first laid out by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and then developed by people all over the world.  We incorporate these principles into our vision of regenerative and peaceful living in our local community and ecosystem. Our project includes a farmed animal sanctuary, which provides a place for animals to recover and participate in a peaceful system of growth that will nourish them and others. We place an emphasis on vegan living while we find ways to grow food for ourselves and the communities we build: communities that create resiliency and abundance and are free from oppression and domination.

At Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary we are learning and teaching the philosophy and implementation of the principles of permaculture.  Integrated together with a farmed animal sanctuary, we hold of high importance the integrity of the animals who reside here. Our interpretation of permaculture is one of that of a healer of both humanity and of the earth.  We recognize the need to heal and the need to end the exploitation and domination of animals of all kinds in the world of agriculture.

Rescued farm animals participate in their surroundings by consuming and recycling nutrients from the soil. Nutrients are returned back to the soil, which further builds the resilience and health of the entire farm and surrounding land.

By growing food for ourselves and the other animals on the farm through permaculture practices, we will be reducing the strain that transporting food from out of the local area puts on the earth. Our efforts to participate in the growing movements for food security, preparedness, community building, nutrition, and regenerative agriculture practices will be done with the excitement, joy, and reward of working towards a positive future built on peace and prosperity.

Sheet Mulching to start out the gardens. 

Sheet Mulching to start out the gardens. 

Joe with his first permaculture teachers: Becky and Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture. Taken at Midwest Permaculture

Joe with his first permaculture teachers: Becky and Bill Wilson of Midwest Permaculture. Taken at Midwest Permaculture

Joe with his permaculture teachers William Faith of Genius Loki and Graham Burnett of Spiralseed. Taken at Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary during the farms first Vegan Permaculture Design Course.

Joe with his permaculture teachers William Faith of Genius Loki and Graham Burnett of Spiralseed. Taken at Wild Earth Farm and Sanctuary during the farms first Vegan Permaculture Design Course.