Broadfork Permaculture is a worker-owned business based on the values of growing local food, supporting healthy ecosystems, and building community resilience. Since 2013, we've worked with clients on projects large and small throughout Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties of Western Massachusetts.
Our Commitments to You
We work collaboratively with you to create a design that works for your landscape, your budget, and your growing edge.
We offer continued support in the form of answering questions for up to 1 year after installation, a free on-site visit 2-4 months after installation, and a free consultation the following spring regarding additional installation.
We offer 20% off consultations for your same-street neighbors, to help you grow your local permaculture community.
We do everything in our power to plant strong, healthy plants. However, plants are living beings, occasionally susceptible to disease, and we cannot guarantee their long-term health. If your plants should happen to sicken or die within the first 3 months, even though watered according to our guidelines, we offer options for a refund.
We accept payment through Common Good, a local alternate currency, so that together we can build community resources.
Starting in 2018, we will be donating 10% of year-end profits to local Native-led organizations.
Who We Are
Sarah Evelyn Laine, MSLD 2011
Project Manager & Lead Designer
As our Lead Designer, 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.
Operations & Marketing Manager
As our Operations 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.
Currently an Employee, potentially our next member-owner!
We are lucky to have several folks applying for this position, and we will have more information available soon.