Life in the Garden: A Sonoma County Permaculture Garden

Working with natural systems and patterns, permaculture experts transform a forest-edge hillside into a cascade of outdoor living spaces.

Thanks to the principles of permaculture, an enchanted landscape now opens up on Mark and Pam’s once dense and dark property. Lush, colorful gardens cascade down the hillside behind the house; fruits, vegetables, and medicinal plants thrive in the abundant sunlight; fire fuel has been reduced; and beneficial habitat regeneration, soil building, and rainwater harvesting are built into the garden’s design.