Women in Permaculture

Giving Thanks for Herstory

In 2017, like many years, I feel deep cognitive dissonance about the standard American holidays. So this year, I’m aiming to more powerfully cultivate my practice of gratitude. Since my work has focused on women in permaculture for so many years, I wanted to share some inspiring updates with you. One of my sheroes, Vandana…

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Women Rocking Permaculture

On the front page of the May 31 Seattle Times Sunday Edition, Jessi Bloom was named “a rock star in the ecological gardening movement.” I did a victory dance in my office when I saw the online version of this article—because permaculture was in the headlines, and the feature included eye-popping photos and text capable…

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Best Practices to Support Women in Permaculture

In my article “A Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture”, published in the Permaculture Activist in August 2013, each pattern identified a core solution to a problem that undermines women’s full involvement and leadership in permaculture. Since then, I’ve been collecting “best practices” that support women’s participation in the permaculture community, so that we can…

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Pattern Language for Women in Permaculture

This article by Karryn Olson-Ramanujan was published in the “Permaculture Activist” magazine in August of 2013. This version is edited slightly, with longer captions, more pictures, and hyperlinks. Click here for a pdf version of the article. Also, you can listen to an interview about this topic on the Permaculture Podcast–look for the April 23,…

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