Twin Cities-centered company Permaculture Research Institute has begun a Kickstarter campaign to help promote sustainable living in colder climates.
The organization hopes to spread the trend of at-home, accessible sustainability -- urban gardening, canning, beekeeping -- in communities where a cold climate dominates more than half of the year. PRI calls for their participants to "care for the earth, care for people, and share their surplus."
The campaign, which has raised $5,385 of it's $8,000 goal, will go towards funding a new library, which will include books, how-to guides, and local products; a photo and video gallery that allows participants to find sustainability tips anywhere from businesses to schools to individuals all over the area; workshops and training at Tiny Diner Farm and Permaculture's new "Farmouse" home in Longfellow; as well as a "Cold Climate Permaculture Site Map," that works on connecting you with contacts in business, education, design, and farming.
The Permaculture Research Institute's Cold Climate sector already hosts 80 workshops a year, three of them including 6 to 10-month long training sessions on how to start your own permaculture.
The campaign ends Tuesday, July 29.
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