What is Permaculture?
Listen and learn alongside the Dominican Sisters at Jubilee Farm as they help Earth heal by learning the skills for permaculture—working with land to allow it to heal itself. They will discuss weeds, waste, and how to get started on your own permaculture garden. It isn’t as simple as letting the grass grow and not pulling ‘weeds.’ By making some changes to a land management routine they hope to help the land at Jubilee Farm heal, become more sustainable, and contribute to the wellbeing of Earth.
About our guests
Sister Sharon Zayac, co-founder of Jubilee Farm and past director, is an internationally sought-after author and speaker on eco-spirituality and Earth literacy. She is the author of Earth Spirituality: In the Catholic and Dominican Tradition and the co-author of Science and Christ: A Dialouge.
About our guests
Sister Rose Marie Riley has been the director of Jubilee Farm since 2018. A healthcare administrator, she has served as prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield and in the fall of 2023 will become the prioress of Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield.
Aiden Meyer is the Central Illinois Outreach Coordinator for an interfaith environmental nonprofit organization called Faith In Place. Empowering people of faith to work on carbon sequestration project and providing the resources. Located in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Faithinplace.org. Grants for solar carbon sequestration.
- Jubilee Farm’s mission is to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the Earth community and to share the gift of the land.
- Permaculture will help heal the land, eliminate mowing, and promote self-sustaining vegetation.
- The term Permaculture was coined in the 1970’s, by Australian Bill Mollison. IT means “permanent culture.”
- Living plants are the key to carbon sequestration
Jubilee Farm to learn more about their vision for permaculture and how you can get involved.
Faith in Place, for a multitude of resources for faith communities and individuals who want to protect Earth.
Midwest Permaculture for classes and certification in permaculture
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