Jane Goodall Center

What is Permaculture?

“Permaculture is based upon planting species that work well together in given environments. The gardens are designed to be people-friendly places that pull folks of all ages and backgrounds together to work with each other for a common purpose.” – Dr. Laurie Weinstein, Chair of The Jane Goodall Center for Environmental Excellence.

Watch and learn about the UMASS Permaculture Garden:

Introduction to Permaculture by Bill Mollison (August 1997)

Paradise Lot: Two Plant Geeks, One-Tenth of an Acre, and the Making of an Edible Garden Oasis in the City by Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates (January 2013)