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Botanical illustration of a prickly pear cactus and saskatoon berry plant with purplish pink berries on it.

Plant database

Use our powerful search and filters to find plants that fit a specific niche, or browse the library of over 8500 plant profiles.

Save plants to your own public or private lists for easy documenting and planning.

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Seed swap & marketplace

Connect with buyers or merchants to arrange the swap or sale through our secured messaging system — no need to exchange emails.

All you need to do to list products is create a permapeople account. Open marketplace listings are location-driven and swapping is encouraged — or charge what you want.

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Garden journal

Record your day-to-day progress in the garden. Write an entry and upload pictures. Track plantings, germination, experiments and observations. Keep it private or share with the community!

Our mission

To empower people to grow food to feed themselves, their families, and local communities while regenerating the environment.

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Permaculture people you could know

A collaboration with Edible Acres and the community, highlighting interesting permaculture people you could (should) know. It's a resourceful list of change-makers and thoughtful minds working to make the world a better/greener place.

Permaculture people you should know 🤝

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We like to think of Permapeople as a well-balanced ecosystem, where every input provides value for all other members of the system, whether directly or indirectly. More data means people growing plants successfully. More plants means happier earth. Happy earth = happy people. Provide edits, images and plant info, or create profiles for missing plants.

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Keeping the servers running costs money. 90% of our costs are currently out-of-pocket, and we're happy to do it, but if we can amp things up and get a handful of recurring subscriptions, we'll be able to build faster and better. There are also some cool benefits to becoming a member!

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Joining our mailing list is a great way to keep in the loop on what we're working on, planting tips, and other opportunities to contribute to the community.

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