Permaculture is a form of ecological design or ecological engineering that utilizes natural ecosystems as examples to establish more sustainable and self-maintained human settlements and agricultural systems.

Local Resources

Eastern Pennsylvania Permaculture Guild, an informal organization that welcomes all people interested in creating sustainable human garden, is a great resource if one would like to meet other permaculture advocates in the Lehigh Valley.
Their Website

Permacultivate is an educational non-profit located in Reading, Pennsylvania of the Schulykill Valley that promotes resilient and productive communities through the spread of permaculture as a sustainable practice.
Their Website