Successful Urban Permaculture Strategies

Cities have grown to be concentrated population centers that are unsustainably large with insecure food supplies. Permaculture designer, Zev Friedman and founder of the School of Integrated Living ( shows us how we can create pathways for urban dwellers and ideas for relocating to develop vibrant farming villages and towns that can re-inhabit the abandoned American landscape. Explore how to create a new rural culture, based in small-scale agro-ecological farming practices. See places where community gathering, passive solar heating and cooling, human comfort and health, wise water stewardship, and food production are happening now. What are some appropriate functions for your property, given its size, location, vegetation and other assets/challenges within the greater urban context? Zev shares permaculture design patterns and strategies for re-shaping our cities towards a more sustainable vision.