Historical Projects

Over the past six years we have:

  • Conducted six Indigenous Permaculture Certificate trainings in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly 100 participants. These trainings empower Bay Area residents with tools to organize their communities around sustainable agriculture and food security.

  • Established two acres of garden on a community food security project at Pine Ridge, including construction of a greenhouse; providing natural fertilizers, plants, soil amendments and pest controls; and providing associated agricultural fieldwork and information. 

Prior to working with Indigenous Permaculture in 2003, the Pine Ridge project did not have a garden. Now, at the 2008 Wazi Paha agriculture fair at Oglala Lakota College, produce from the garden took the top awards, and dozens of community members have been inspired to be involved with the garden at some point over the course of the year.

  • Restored six acres of blighted land in the Nahuat community of Sonsonate, El Salvador.  Work has included planting two hundred trees, installing a composting toilet, a rainwater catchment system, six high-efficiency ovens, and information sharing on ecological living, traditional farming and biodiversity
  • Revitalized a community garden at Intertribal Friendship House of Oakland, CA.
  • Director Guillermo Vasquez received first place in the Feeding the Hungry category in the 2008 Garden Crusaders Awards.


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