The Greensboro Permaculture Guild (gPg) is a teaching and learning, design and project-oriented cooperative of permaculture practitioners in the Piedmont region of North Carolina growing an abundance of local food in rural, suburban and urban communities.
What is Permaculture?
Permaculture is a form of ecological design, a way to design human habitats (homes, gardens, farms, or cities) that cooperate with and sustain the earth while providing for human needs. It as an organic approach in which both natural systems and human communities meet their needs, now and in the future. [ learn more here ]
Visit Our Gardens!
Examples of our work are visible at [click link to learn more]:
- The Giving Back Garden of the First Presbyterian Church, (corner of Fisher & Simpson St)
- The public orchard at the Meeting Place (corner of Smith and Prescott on the Greenway)
- Greensboro Montessori School gardens (2856 Horse Pen Creek Road)
- The Interactive Resource Center (Washington and Murrow Blvd.)
- The Elsewhere Yard (behind Elsewhere on South Elm St.)
Almost all of the GPG events are open to the public and we welcome anyone interested in learning more about permaculture. Some of our regular events include:
- Weekly Lunch Meetings: gPg meets weekly on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. (except for the 3rd Tuesday of the month) to discuss ongoing projects and support our members. The first Tuesday of the month lunch meeting includes a presentation or more formal learning experience while the other Tuesday lunch meetings are more informal and likely to include a variety of topics.
- gPg Noir: For those folks who can’t attend the lunch meetings, we meet at 7:00 pm the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Most of the meetings for 2017 will be held at the Elsewhere Museum on South Elm Street downtown unless otherwise noted. These meetings include a more formal presentation. You can see the topics of previous meetings on the gPg Noir page under the Get Involved! menu item.
- Monthly Work Day: Once a month (usually on the 1st Saturday) we meet to put permaculture to work. We may be installing permaculture features, maintaining work completed earlier, or enhancing an existing design. Our work days include private projects as well as public projects like the ones listed above under Visit Our Gardens!