Permaculture is a unique way of viewing agriculture and landscape. It seeks to create environments that mimic nature’s own natural processes. There are three main principles of permaculture: care for the earth, care for the people and share the surplus. The core of permaculture is design. Design is a connection between things. It’s not water, or a chicken or a tree. It is how the water, the chicken and the tree are connected.

The practice of Permaculture enables people to, over time, “Create systems that are ecologically sound and economically viable, which provide for their own needs, do not exploit or pollute and are therefore sustainable in the long term.”    –Mollison, Bill and Reny Mia Slay


Getting Dirty for a Cleaner Future

Sustainable Kashi is a permaculture project of Kashi Ashram. Our mission is to facilitate a transition for Kashi Ashram to a more sustainable existence. To do so, we are establishing year-round producing gardens, a food forest, exploring alternative energies, and producing milk, cheese and eggs from our animals.

See the Plan a Visit tab (at the top of the page) to see our times and days to visit. For more information email us directly at