Life skills to care for the Earth
Welcome to Permacrafters! Discover new skills for everyday eco-friendly living. Redesign your lifestyle within the framework of permaculture, as you adopt new habits, grow your own food, and learn to craft your own cleaners, body care products, medicine, and more.
The Story of Permacrafters
Gardening is one of those wonderful subjects that Christelle, the “Permamacita”, most wishes she had learned in school. With a little effort and patience, she’s turning her brown thumb into a green one. If she can successfully grow sprouts, vegetables and mushrooms, anyone can!
We dream of living off the grid and meeting all of our energy needs. Until then, we work on bettering ourselves every day to make conscious changes to live a more sustainable life, and to “love harder” in this crazy world, as Cristina says. And we’ve been meeting pretty fantastic people along the way!
Concocting homemade herbal remedies and soothing teas, crafting safe body care products, and creating nontoxic cleaning products from scratch – these are a few of our favorite things!
We love honoring wholesome food that’s grown with care for the Earth and that nourishes our body and soul… especially sweet treats! Cristina’s mom and grandma, two fabulous ladies, turn every family meal into a food festival! They inspired her to develop her own expression of ‘lovemade’ meals: 80% nourishing food, 15% sweet treats and 5% refreshing drinks.
Our Video Courses
Learn about the zero waste movement and the 5Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle, rot). This class also talks about perfection & privilege in regards to living zero waste.
Sign up to learn how to grow these baby plants, receive your sprouting routine calendar, and make delicious sprouted hummus and almond milk with us. Ready for some sprouting fun?!
Join us on a one year journey to eco-friendly living! With every passing season, learn about a new topic, from zero waste body care, to green cleaning, low-waste menstruation, herbal remedies, sprouting, secondhand living, activism, and so much more!
Learn how to consciously clean your home with safe, zero waste recipes. This class includes over 2 hours of video lessons and tutorials, a 250+ page eBook filled with DIY projects & hacks, checklists, guidelines, and more.
Delve into growing sprouts & microgreens indoors. These plants are nutrient-dense, protein-rich, living foods that can be grown year-round in your home. The course includes 1 hour of video lessons and tutorials, and a 100-page eBook.
Learn about Earth-friendly menstruation options, from cloth pads, cups, period underwear, to the free flow instinct, and more. The course also explores herbal remedies and practices for managing period cramps. It includes over 1 hour of video lessons and tutorials and a 50-page eBook.
You’ll understand the basics of making your own herbal preparations, including alcoholic and vinegar tinctures, infusions and decoctions, medicinal syrups, lozenges, compresses, poultices, and salves. We’ll make remedies for common ailments, from colds, to pain, to anxiety, and more. The course includes 2 hours of video lessons and tutorials, and a 200-page eBook.
You’ll learn everything you’ve wanted to know about zero waste face care, body care, hair care, dental care, makeup and nail polish, and basic herbal treatments for skin problems. This class includes around 4 hours of video lessons and tutorials, and a 400-page eBook packed with safe DIY recipes
This course will touch upon the environmental and financial benefits of buying or acquiring secondhand goods as opposed to new. It will explore the best places and ways to easily obtain secondhand belongings. We’ll even delve into furnishing homes secondhand, raising babies with secondhand goods, and keeping a secondhand wardrobe.
The climate crisis requires unprecedented international changes to take place within the next 11 years to limit the environmental catastrophe. How can we, as activists, influence governments and businesses to make the ambitious changes needed? We’ll explore different ways to be an effective activist.
Featured Blog Posts
Discover over 50 Black voices in the green space to follow on Instagram, from herbalists & foragers, to vegan influencers, zero waste experts, climate activists, ecologists, farmers, food justice advocates, and more.
Learn how to make homemade kombucha tea, from growing your own SCOBY, to bottling and flavoring. An easy step-by-step guide to start your homemade kombucha.
Learn how to sew a face mask with this easy DIY face mask pattern that can help slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Learn step-by-step how to make reusable menstrual pads for a plastic-free period and healthy planet.
Learn step-by-step how to make a tincture for anxiety with some of the best herbs for anxiety. Chamomile, lemon balm, Holy Basil and cinnamon are wonderful anxiolytics for simple, natural anxiety treatment.
Learn how to make your own eco-friendly dish sponge from old socks in a few easy steps.