How do we design landscapes to mitigate the impacts of climate change? How can we create beautiful, productive and abundant landscapes in these challenging conditions? Permaculture offers a set of design principles and tools to do just that. We will discuss these design principles and ways you can apply them to build natural wealth in your own backyard.
Paula Westmoreland has a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota in ecology and sustainable agriculture. She was certified as a permaculture designer in 2001 and applies these design principles in her company, Ecological Gardens. Paula is executive director of the the Permaculture Research Institute for Cold Climate. She has developed a plant database for designing polycultures and guilds for the Upper Midwest.