This fall, five UMaine students will practice sustainable living as part of their educationÂ Â in a permaculture homestead at the south edge of campus .
Inheriting a greenhouse, coldframe, swaled garden beds, perennial gardens and the planting of food forest trees along a corridor into campus from former student projects onsite,these students will model green living as an education option.
As “journeyparsons– modelled on MOFGA’s self-directed apprenticeship program–these student will combine coursework, onsite projects and hands-on permaculture training as well as consensual governance in their homestead as a means to put permaculture skills into practice and ground their education in the rich soils of Orono.
The SWPG is inviting interested faculty and community members to join the project as advisors/fellows in a skill-sharing format. For more information contact us.