MARCH Chico Permaculture Guild Gathering

design process overview

CPG Gatherings are BI-MONTHLY (with summers off). You can view more information and the whole year’s schedule here.

MARCH 20, 2016 from 10am to 1pm at the Chico Branch Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico)

CPG EDUCATION: (Always FREE and open to the public)

**PERMACULTURE DESIGN PROCESS OVERVIEW** We are continuing our cycle of educational topics focusing this month on an overview of the Permaculture Design process including:

  • Site Analysis: Explore observation, sector analysis and pattern recognition for a productive site study.
  • WAS Design: Understand how Water, Access and Structures interconnect on your property and how you can maximize water efficiency. We’ll do a Q&A session for water harvesting.
  • Zones of Use: Learn about permaculture zones and how to how to map them out. We’ll do a ‘Design Zone 1’ activity.


  • Please bring a small dish to share as well as your own dishes, utensils and cup for the POTLUCK. There are limited dishes available in the library so please remember to bring your own if you can. If you do use library dishes we ask that you wash them when you are done.
  • If you have anything in SURPLUS (vegetables, home preserved food, eggs, fruit, seed, plant starts etc.) please bring it along and we’ll ‘Share the Surplus’ after the Potluck.


Lastly, Earthshed Solutions website is online and growing at! Feel free to browse around and see all we are offering our community as a nonprofit organization! If you use Amazon for online purchasing you can now include Earthshed Solutions in your checkout. AmazonSmile will donate to us each and every time you make a purchase when you register us as your organization of choice (and you don’t pay anything!). It’s super simple and we will be truly grateful!


2016 CPG GATHERING SCHEDULE: (Please note Gatherings are now bi-monthly with summers off)

ALL Gatherings are held at the Chico Branch Library (1108 Sherman Ave. Chico) from 10am – 1pm. Gatherings are FREE 1-2 hour interactive lectures with open discussions about the specific monthly topic.

January 24, 2016 – Permaculture Ethics, Principles, Setting Goals and Base Maps

March 20, 2016 – Permaculture Design Process Overview

May 15, 2016 – Soil Food Web and Actively Aerated Compost

September 18, 2016 – Water Harvesting in a Mediterranean Climate

November 20, 2016 – Polycultures, Plants Guilds and Forest Gardens


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CPG website:

The Chico Permaculture Guild (CPG) is an education program of Earthshed Solutions, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in July 2015 by actively engaged CPG members.

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