Cultivate Resilience

Natural Building & Permaculture Design

Forest Fund

Less than 5% of climax Acadian Forests remain untouched by unsustainable forestry practices. And much of Nova Scotia’s recovery forest regions are privately owned and often sold to be cut down, and burned as biomass — turning these invaluable habitats and carbon sinks into carbon emitting wastelands.

We work to protect intact forests and rehabilitate areas lost to clearcutting. We consider healthy forest stewardship to be an essential part of a livable future in our province. As such, a portion of the proceeds from our workshops and course offerings goes towards the purchase and protection of vulnerable in-tact Nova Scotian forest lands as well as the restoration of forest and wetland habitats damaged by clearcutting and other ecologically harmful development.

Workshops

Pruning Workshop: Heritage Orchard Restoration

Elements Bridgetown
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In this morning workshop we’ll learn how to prune and restore a neglected orchard into a productive fruit forest using simple tools and techniques. This workshop will conclude with lunch inspired by orchard abundance!

Permaculture Internships

We are now accepting applications for seasonal internship positions at NMP. Two positions are available on a seasonal basis throughout the year. Live and train alongside us as we cultivate established forest gardens, rehabilitate clearcut forests, work with earth-sheltered, passive solar, timber frame construction, grow and preserve food and medicines, and become better prepared to produce the essentials to thrive.

Natural Building &
Permaculture Design

Whether you’re looking to develop a small homestead site or a large commercial operation, we provide full-scale permaculture and natural building design, site assessments, brownfield remediation planning and more. Put our decades of hands-on experience and the power of Permaculture Design to work for you and bring your dream project to life.

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Our Mission

North Mountain Permaculture was created to provide space to share skills, restore habitats lost to clearcutting, shelter existing habitats from industrial activity, and to strengthen community.

We believe all living things have an inherent capacity to interact in ways that are integral to whole-system health. As humans, we have an opportunity to create ways of living that go beyond ‘sustainable’ – to serve a beneficial role within our ecosystems and rediscover ways of life that are fulfilling, meaningful and ensure our personal wellbeing.