Spiral Ridge Permaculture, LLC is a family owned and operated whole systems design firm and education center located in the Cumberland-Green bioregion of middle Tennessee.
We dream of a positive future in which our human needs are met while the environment is healed and protected. We envision innovative, artistically crafted, functional landscapes that nourish and inspire it’s inhabitants and interact harmoniously with the natural world. A place where respect for the web of life and consideration for future generations guides our decisions and actions. In this vision, health is restored, communities are more resilient, and greater self-reliance is the norm.
To manifest cultural repair by maintaining a connection to nature and nurturing that connection in others as well as establishing healthy relationships in community.
To design functional ecosystems that are modeled after nature, conserve resources and increase abundance.
To develop and share tools that empower people to be creative and solution oriented.
To expand awareness of appropriate technology and encourage use of more ecological built environments.
This is achieved, first and foremost, by living a lifestyle that is the embodiment of the ethics of permaculture: earth care, people care and fair share. We are immersed in the systems we create by design. We research and develop strategies that work. We observe and interact with the landscape everyday, here on our homestead farm. Rooted in that experience we continue to learn and grow. That momentum coupled with our desire to pursue right livelihood, encouraged us to branch out and offer services to others by way of consultations and design work. The fruits of our labor include the obvious yields that come from our gardens, food forests, water systems, and increased soil fertility, but an even deeper satisfaction comes from the knowledge that we are assisting in the manifestation of a world where we can all thrive. We offer courses to create space where information is shared, new skills are learned and a sense of community and purpose can be found. These are the seeds that will spread far and wide and turn our vision into reality.