Resilient Roots' mission is to provide hands-on, practical education that teaches people to grow food organically, using natural ecosystems as a model, while creating landscapes that include native plants, regenerate the ecosystem’s health and insures people and wildlife can thrive.
Observing and learning from nature is the first step to understanding. By applying some basic design principles, you can create a landscape that is abundant, make significant climate-positive changes and build community all while helping to save the planet.
Learn More About Us
First, you can sign up for our newsletters and notices here. You will learn about our upcoming events, workshops, classes, and permablitzes, new blog posts, and inspiration from people that are doing the things you want to be doing around permaculture and regenerative agriculture on Cape Cod. If you would like a consultation at your property you can go to our Services Page.
Resilient Roots is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We rely on financial support from across the region to bring you programming and to work with those that need our help. Please help us bring the tools we all need to live in balance with nature and create a resilient and abundant future by making a donation now. Thank you!
"Resilient Roots jump-started our journey toward reducing our lawn, producing some of our own food while promoting pollinator and wildlife habitat in our little corner of the world. We had been researching permaculture methods and soil restoration, but were at a loss for where to begin. Kristie's site visit and subsequent design helped us envision what we could do over a few years. And hosting a permablitz gave us great hands-on education while also implementing a good chunk of the design. Plus, we met some great like-minded people!"
Jeff Smith – Orleans
A Garden @Fuller Farm
We have built a Food Forest at property owned by The Barnstable Land Trust. Resilient Roots is creating and maintaining the regenerative gardens. Some of our workshops may be held here and people can come and learn by seeing how we garden.
Produce from the gardens will be distributed to the food pantries on the Cape.
Monthly Herb Club
Starts May 12 @ 6 PM
Then Every Month on the First Thursday of the Month thru October
We are launching a monthly community led workshop where we teach and learn from each other about all things herb. We will meet at 6 PM on the 1st Thursday of each month for six months starting in May. A few members will collaborate to teach about one kind of herb at each meeting. The first meeting will be taught by Resilient Roots staff and Board members and from there we will organize the group around member interests.
Instruction will include some history, how to grow the herb and how use it culinarily and medicinally if applicable. We will make products such as tincture and salves and make tasty treats to share. Come to the first meeting with an idea of what herbs you would like to learn more about and we will create a master list for people to choose from. Come, Learn, Share, Have Fun!
The $30 charge is a subscription that covers attendance at all six workshops.
Come to John and Gravity's house and learn how we install food forest and raised beds. Our permablitzes are day-long events that combine structured learning, getting your hands dirty, and socializing. While working together to raise a garden in one day, we learn new skills and how to garden in a way that enhances wildlife, protects water resources, sequesters carbon and provides food while decreasing the need for long-term landscape maintenance. This is an opportunity to learn, by doing and sharing, about different interlocking pieces of permaculture gardens and landscape design.
At this permablitz specifically we will be installing fruit guilds and raised beds, sheet mulching to improve soil health, implementing vertical gardening structures, and planting blueberries and cranberries.
No experience is necessary and all are encouraged to sign up. A commitment to the full day is required. Pre-registration is also required. Come be a part of growing a beautiful new garden space. Rain date is May 15th.
There are more workshops to sign up up for this Spring. Click Here to check them out
If the fee for any workshop is a barrier to joining us please let us known. We can work it out.
Workshops and Events
Resilient Roots holds a variety of events throughout the year. From gardening to mycology to water capture, check out what we have coming up and sign up below if you want to be notified about what's coming up in the future.
We want our workshops and
events to be accessible to all. If
you feel you can't afford the ticket price please call us.
Talk to us about garden coaching and landscape consultations if you are interested in taking the next steps to transforming your landscape into one that that is more eco-friendly or maybe you just need help with what and how to plant. Send us an email and we can set-up a visit. Check out the Services Page and see more about our offerings.
Want to get your hands dirty, meet great people, and learn more about gardening/regenerative agriculture/permaculture? Join us at a Permablitz.
They include structured learning for part of the day, along with hands-on practical experience and getting to know your neighbors.
"I've had a long theoretical interest in permaculture and regenerative agriculture, but only recently when I moved to the Cape and bought an old farmhouse, did I have the opportunity to put this interest into action. I quickly became overwhelmed by all the possibilities for my homestead and how to put the pieces together into a coherent whole. I discovered Resilient Roots and attended a couple workshops. These workshops were extremely helpful, with a good balance of instruction and hands-on application. More importantly, I met Kristie and in her found an energetic, enthusiastic, and highly knowledgeable permaculture designer. I asked Kristie to create a full design and plan for my homestead. Her resulting work has made all the difference in giving me the vision and confidence to implement permaculture at my own scale and in support of my personal goals and needs (rather than the sort of general ideas that can be found in books on the topic). Kristie not only designed the plan, but also created a step-by-step guide for how to implement and maintain the design, as well as provided a large packet of supporting documents on everything from how to build an herb spiral to the best supporting plants to grow around my orchard trees. I really couldn't recommend her work more highly!"
Hollin Pagos, Dennis, MA
Grow More Veg
We created a semi-weekly Garden Journal to help take you through the growing season in your vegetable garden.
Take a look!
If you would like to learn more about our workshops, classes, speakers and permablitzes, subscribe and we will email you newsletters and notices for our events.
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What is permaculture and what is a food forest? This video from National Geographic will give you a glimpse into what permaculture looks like in action and how a food forest functions.
We acknowledge that permaculture owes the roots of its theory and practice to traditional and Indigenous knowledges and that the land on which we live and garden is the territory of the Wampanoag Peoples, who have stewarded this land for generations. We thank them for their strength and resilience in protecting this land, and aspire to uphold our responsibilities according to their example.
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