Founded in 2013, Broadfork Permaculture is a worker-owned cooperative based on the values of local food, healthy ecosystems, and community resilience.
Sarah Evelyn Laine
Business Coordinater; Lead Designer Masters in Sustainable Landscape Design, 2011
Evelyn considers each project through the lens of human and ecological relationships. Before getting her Masters in Landscape Design in 2011, she worked with nature-based education programs, including White Pine, Wild Earth, and Youth Conservation Corps, building her knowledge of ecological design on personal relationships with plants and ecosystems.
After getting her Masters, Evelyn continued to teach, co-facilitating Permaculture Design Courses through the Vermont Wilderness School. She now teaches weekend Design Courses in Montague Center.
Project Manager; Builder
As our project manager, Ashley turns our designs into reality, merging art and permaculture in installation, natural building, and hardscape design. Ashley also builds earthen "cob" ovens throughout the Pioneer Valley, including at Yestermorrow Design/Build School. For more information about his ovens, visit earthenovens.com or read about his work in Edible Pioneer Valley Magazine.
Ashley is currently a homesteader in Montague Center, where he grows a large garden, tends his orchard, and co-parents two beautiful babies.
Annual Vegetable Queen, Educator
Llani is passionate about growing her own food and teaching people how. Her experience is built upon years of living and working on small organic farms, including Hawthorne Valley Farm, where she practiced and taught small-scale vegetable production.
Llani changed her focus about home-scale food production, studying permaculture with Dave Jacke and became a certified permaculture teacher in 2010.
She currently works and teaches permaculture design at the Sirius Community Center in Shutesbury, MA. Check our website's Education page for her upcoming workshops!