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Permaculture and Bioregionalism: two elegant design models that show us how to heal ourselves while we heal the land. The solutions to our economic and environmental problems aren't complex or out of reach. Quite the contrary! Our food, fuel and fiber needs can be met in synergistic ways that strengthen community economies reconnecting people with their beauty and biology.


By cooperating regionally and designing ecologically we create and insure healthy and secure economies, landscapes and communities that benefit and enrich for generations to come!Andrew Faust is one of the premier permaculture teachers and designers in North America, with over two decades of experience in the field. Faust creates homes and communities rooted in a sense of the sacred in the eastern Appalachian bioregions. He is turning on hundreds of New Yorkers to the beauty of applying permaculture design to a wide range of landscapes and projects.Demonstrating in classes how to practice permaculture in the midst of America’s largest city, Faust integrates his lifelong wisdom of “reading” the northeast corridor through permaculture perspectives for clients and students.


Being immersed in this landscape, he can read it, sense it, and design/build in tune with the natural lay of the land. This is possible only because he has homesteaded off the grid for eight years, with an intentional pursuit of a deeper understanding of permaculture and all its facets.


This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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