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Beautifying unused spaces

Permaculture Pathways is a project of Sustainability Works, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to education about sustainable practices.
We use permaculture principles to beautify the community streets. Our all-volunteer organization revitalizes unused strips of public property along the streets of our cities and rural areas. We design and activate spaces that are friendly to creatures and people alike. We use pollinator-friendly native plants and add a touch of community-created artwork for a neighborhood-friendly touch. Learn more about permaculture

A path for every place

Intro to Permaculture Pathways

Intro to Permaculture Pathways

Upcoming events

We are in the process of scheduling our 2023/2024 events. Our workshop series focuses on preparing your project site for April or October planting. We also offer live project-building live streaming. A link to sign up for the workshops will be posted a week before the date.

Workshop Series

  1. Project Starter

  2. Sponsors and Grant Funding

  3. Permaculture Principles

  4. Project Design

October 2023

Project starter workshop

This workshop will cover the basics of getting started with a project site concentrating on how to complete the start-up kit pages.

After we cover the basics then we'll have Q&A on all topics.

October 2023

Sponsors $ Grant Funding

This workshop will cover how to get sponsors to provide snacks and plants and how to apply for grants. Your project site may be eligible for a grant from Sustainability Works.

October 2023

Portland Flagship Project

You can participate in person or online. We will be showing a garden start-up work day covering soil prep, marking, hardscape and planting.

Location will be posted soon

October 2023

Permaculture Principles

This class will cover the permaculture principles that we will be using in our project sites, soil building, and organic gardening tips.

October 2023

Project Design

An overview of how to plan and draw your Permaculture Pathways project. How to select plants, artwork projects, and other elements.


Start your project site

Getting a project site started is easy. Just fill out our Project Start Form and then fill out the online survey. Our program manager will get in touch with you and provide all the tools you need for a successful permaculture site. 

Click here to get your startup kit!

Certification Levels

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