Care of the Earth, Care of People, and Sharing of Surplus, promotes a life-affirming, symbiotic system, which creates a sense of reverence for all life on the planet. As a model of sustainable living, Shanti Omstead is an off-grid permaculture property featuring solar electricity, power storage, 3 clean water wells, cistern, greenhouse, organic gardens, fruit tree orchard, vineyard, beehives, food preservation systems, and natural cold storage. We enjoy a comfortable low-impact lifestyle independent from utility services, and are able to live off our land with homegrown food year-round.

We love hosting bees to help pollinate the gardens and give us honey!

Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles centered around simulating or directly utilizing the patterns and features observed in natural ecosystems. It is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking informed by ethics and design principles

The Permaculture garden is a lot more than an organic garden. Intelligent design uses free, sustainable energies and resources. It is energy-wise and collaborative to minimize the impact of a site on the surrounding environment.

The Twelve Principles of Permaculture

Learn more about Permaculture! Download this informational PDF, a 23-page e-book on the Essence of Permaculture.