Permaculture on Organic Farms Webinar

This webinar was recorded on December 9, 2014. Watch it on YouTube at Links mentioned in the webinar by presenters and participants are listed below.

About the Webinar

Lots of people are talking about permaculture, but there is very little information about how it could be applied to commercial farming in the US. In this webinar we'll help remedy that gap by providing an overview of farm-scale permaculture, focusing on opportunities and challenges of diversification, perennial crop development, and market development for perennial crops. For each topic we'll draw on our own ongoing research projects as well as existing literature, and refer participants to resources for learning more or getting involved.

Slides from the Webinar

Slides from the webinar as a pdf handout
Ron Revord's PowerPoint with live links

Resources Mentioned in the Webinar

Note: Some of these resources mentioned in the webinar may not be about certified organic production. Before applying ANY product, be sure to 1) read and understand the safety precautions and application restrictions, and 2) make sure that the brand name product is listed in your Organic System Plan and approved by your certifier. For more information see Can I Use this Product for Disease Management on my Organic Farm?





About the Presenters

Rafter Ferguson, Ron Revord, and Kevin Wolz, are graduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can contact Rafter or learn more about his work at You can contact Ron and Kevin or learn more about their work at


Published November 18, 2014

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.