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Port Orford Community Co-op Permaculture Demonstration Garden

A demonstration garden has been an integral part of the original vision for the co-op since the seed for the Port Orford Community Co-op was planted in the community of Port Orford. Thanks to the energy of our amazing garden volunteers, grants from the city of Port Orford, and donations from community members, our demonstration garden has come to fruition! 

"All the world's problems can be solved
in a garden"

—Geoff Lawton

An Early POCC Garden Vision

What is Permaculture?

Permaculture (permanent + culture) is the practice of creating ethical and resilient human, plant, and animal systems that mimic nature. Permaculture design practices are guided by a series of ethics and design principles. The POCC Permaculture Demonstration Garden hopes to demonstrate these ethics and principles so that Permaculture can ripple out into our community and beyond.


Stop by any time to check it out and enjoy the "mess" that is part of making Food Forests a reality in Port Orford.

Contact us to learn about being a garden volunteer!

Detailed color sketch of garden layout as seen from above, with paths radiating out from the center and circular paths intersecting the radii. Garden is bounded by trees and shrubs.

The garden has become more "free-form," based on Permaculture principles.

Image ©WildRootsPermaculture.

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