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Finally back online!

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

As you may have noticed, this site has been inaccessible for at least a couple of months. Thanks to our Dreamhost web hosts, our infection is cleared up(for now). The June/ July PDC internship program is full (5 sign ups) and we are looking forward to another growing season. While we were down i actually […]


Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

We are once again offering the two month internship course over June and July 2016, with a strong emphasis on application–in other words, hands on learning. Please see MOP internships on the page at right for details. This year  the fee is $200. plus work/ trade of course, with a $100. upfront deposit to hold your […]

October 2015 update

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Finally, an update! The spring/summer PDC went well, and everyone it seems learned a lot, including me. Besides our studies and a good dose of garden work, the interns designed and constructed a shed for further hay and/ or cow needs. This was done mostly with hand tools and poles from our woodlot, which everyone […]

April after a VERY snowy winter

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Though we started the winter easily enough–with almost no snow thr ough Dec. and January, Feb and March were off the charts for snowfall. If there is one safe generalization to make about climate change, it is that extremes are becoming/ will be(?) the norm. More or less of snow, rain, heat, cold–you name it. […]

2015 Permaculture Design Course Internships

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Our June/ July internships  are full, but we have two spaces still left open for the Sept/ Oct PDC.

Sunday, September 21ist extended tour & workshop/ date change

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Greetings! We will be offering an extended tour of the Motheroak site on Sunday morning, September 21st from 8:30 to 11:30. Alex will lead, explaining how what you will see here arises out of the permaculture design principles, and leads to further system resilience. Cost for the tour only is $20. For those interested in […]

Summer growth & evolution

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Much has happened around here since that last post, way back in March, and the doing of it has meant very little time spent on this website . High on the list happenings is the completion of the new barn “Phoenix,” which now sits precisely where the barn that burned last October sat. Although it […]

March 26, 2014 Update

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Our workshop series went well, despite the winter conditions, as we hosted about ten participants. We’ll be repeating the series with some adjustments of course, probably starting in late July–but do check in here occasionally if you’re interested, as we might do a one-day before then. As we have a new barn to build(one burned […]


Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Want to learn more in depth about Permaculture Design in real time and space? Read on! Starting this December 7th and continuing through 2014, Motheroak Permaculture will be offering, at least twice, a two weekend(3 days each: Sat./Sun./Mon) workshop series on permaculture design. The first weekend will provide a distillation/overview of the Permaculture Design Course(PDC) […]

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Just a short note here today, as i will be updating(about time!) soon. The 2014 plan is different than what i’ve offered the past three years–the teaching focus will be on weekend workshops covering the permaculture principes(Holmgren’s 12), which i’ve continued studying intensively and have come to see as the core of Pc design, as […]