Nifty skills for self-reliance

Welcome to Permacrafters! Discover new skills for self-reliance as you delve into homesteading with us. Let your imagination run free as you concoct your own medicine, cosmetics & cleaners, handcraft unique decorations and tools, create nourishing recipes for your body and soul, grow your favorite foods, and redesign your lifestyle with permaculture!

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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!

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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.


Turning trash into treasure, designing nature-inspired decorations or building nifty tools – this is where our imagination runs free!

How to Make Reusable Menstrual Pads

Learn step-by-step how to make reusable menstrual pads for a plastic-free period and healthy planet.

Zero Waste Gift Wrapping Ideas

Looking for sustainable gift wrap alternatives today? Our simple zero waste gift-wrapping ideas will help you make a lasting impression without trashing the planet.

40+ Zero Waste Gift Ideas that Aren’t Stuff

These 40+ zero waste gift ideas that aren’t stuff will help you offer your loved-ones a chance to learn, to relax, and so much more!

How to Make Nut Milk from Foraged Hickory Nuts

Learn step-by-step how to make nut milk from foraged hickory nuts this autumn. This warm beverage is a foraged Fall favorite.

How to Make a Tincture for Anxiety

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.

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