So many of us have lost our connection with the land. Whether we are living in places and climates we don’t know very well or feel like we don’t have a green thumb, we can use help in transforming places into thriving gardens that fill our bellies and revitalize the land.
Map Your Place: A Permaculture Workbook for Growing Food is a hands-on guide for gardeners, farmers and anyone around the world who wants to reclaim their relationship with the land and grow food for themselves, their families and their communities. It accomplishes this by asking questions to help you discover connections at your place that you hadn’t realized were there.
The workbook guides you in getting to know your land, placing and planning a garden, selecting plants to meet your needs, and finishes with options to care for your garden that fit with your routine and available time.
Map Your Place is rugged enough to use outside with laminated pages that repel water and dirt, and a pencil to write on the pages. The simple, clear, and interactive format makes the workbook understandable to people with limited English or limited growing skills.
Over the past 10 years, PRI has launched a number of ground-breaking programs – the Permaculture Collaborative, a learning community of permaculture practitioners; Backyard Harvest, a program that transforms urban backyards into mini-farms; and most recently an Urban Farmer Certification program now entering its 3rd year. Map Your Place expands our impact in building sustainable systems by reaching far beyond the communities we currently serve. Over the next two years we plan on distributing 10,000 workbooks worldwide.
UPDATE (Monday, Oct. 15): We surpassed our goal and the project has been fully funded! Thank you to everyone for your generosity. All told, we raised $9,810 and the amount above our goal will be dedicated to distributing free copies of the "Map Your Place" workbook to young community leaders and their supporters who are interested in growing food and teaching others in their community.
PRI's history is rooted in the meaningful, small actions taken by many. In the same way, every contribution, whether $10 or more, makes a difference.
Please contribute what you can, enjoy the Kickstarter rewards, and accept our warmest thanks for joining us in building a movement to rejuvenate ourselves and reclaim the places around us.
Go to our Kickstarter page to support the project. A portion of your contribution is tax-deductible.
Joe and Jean Crocker
Cheri Kees Schuyler
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church Sustainability Group
Nina Rothschild Utne