Urban Permaculture
with Andrew Faust

Apply Permaculture Design to retrofit NYC to be a healthier and happier place for people to live in with Andrew Faust. Learn how to use the principles of permaculture in the urban landscape and ways to create deeply ecological businesses and enterprises like improving rooftop farms,restaurant farm to table operations, bicycle compost pick up, rooftop edible native plant landscaping,natural non-toxic interior design,and cleaning indoor air with houseplants.

Also covered in this workshop will be learning to design permaculture landscapes, site analysis/ design techniques for rooftop farms, city gardens and business ideas, added value products, working with bees, raising chickens and other micro-livestock in urban settings.

Permaculture Design your life and your livelihood to be creating a better, healthier and more equitable world for all. Join us as Andrew Faust, NYC’s long time Permaculture scholar, brings Permaculture into your life.

Andrew Faust

One of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with over two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and visionary presentations and curriculum have inspired and motivated teachers, students since his days as a high school teacher at a open community free school which he graduated from in 86′ in Glenmoore, PA.

Andrew lived off the grid in West Virginia for 8 years where he designed and built his Permaculture Ph.d homestead including a 1600 sq ft strawbale house. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape culminating in a Permaculture Design Certification course, with over 500 graduates in NYC, many consider life changing. He is developing The Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY with his partner Adriana Magaña as a hands-on educational campus for students, clients and their daughter Juniper.

Andrew Faust has been practicing permaculture and biodynamics since receiving his Permaculture Design certificate in 1996. Some of our design clients include Ezekiel’s Place Retreat Center in Hedgesville, WV, Leaveners Respite Center in Essex, NY,Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Warren, VT, and local businesses and residents. Previous clients include the Gesundheit! Institute in Hillsboro, WV and Camphill Village Kimberton Hills in Chester County, PA.

Faust has extensive experience in doing designs for a wide range of climates and habitats including desert, forest and mountain. He is a certified Alternative School Teacher, focusing on Bioregional Education; he instructed atUpattinas Open Community High School for ten years. Faust holds a B.A. in comparative religions from Guilford College.

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Event Schedule
 12:30 – 1:30 pm:
Learn how to use the principles of permaculture in the urban landscape.

1:30 – 2:00 pm:
Learn to apply Permaculture Design to retrofit NYC to be a healthier and happier place for people to live in.

2:00 – 4:00 pm:
Permaculture Business ideas and techniques for improving nature connection in cities, rooftop farms, restaurant farm to table operations, closed loop, waste to resource economic models ;like bicycle compost pick up, rooftop edible, native plant, landscaping, natural non-toxic interior design and cleaning indoor air with houseplants.

(15 minute break)

4:15 – 5:00 pm
Also covered in this workshop will be learning to design permaculture landscapes, site analysis/  – outside reading the landscape activity.


Rooms are available for rent in the Grey House, CoSM’s fully renovated Visionary Victorian guest house.

For assistance in booking your stay, please call 845-297-2323 ext. 104 or email us at [email protected]


Guest Room Photo

The artwork of Alex Grey & Allyson Grey plus many other visionary artists are on display in the guest house.

The CoSM Store and the Mushroom Cafe will be open.


CoSM, Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Road, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.