ARTS & ECOLOGY

Our Mission

The Harrison House Arts & Ecology Center is dedicated to the practice and teaching of drylands permaculture and to providing a place for artists to explore the intersection of art and ecology.


Our Commitments & Projects

We are committed to practicing & teaching accessible home-scale solutions for:
– Sustainable water usage
– Local food production
– Building soil fertility and sequestering carbon

Our current projects include: 

– Rainwater-harvesting earthworks to support native trees for food, shade &
wind protection
– Rooftop-rainwater-harvesting systems
– Greywater-fed “oasis zones” for fruit production
– Soil regeneration
– Propagation of edible and medicinal native plant species
– Water-efficient vegetable gardening systems
– Growing the local culture of ecological awareness and stewardship
– Arts and Environment residencies and volunteer programs


Save the date!

MARCH 19 – 21, 2021: INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
WITH WARREN BRUSH

MAY 15 – 28, 2021: PERMACULTURE CERTIFICATION COURSE
WITH WARREN BRUSH



To learn permaculture is to become literate with the art (patterns) of nature
and as humans to learn to live more regeneratively within her systems.

– Eva Soltes, Founder/Director

Testimonials

I’ve taken a number of PDC’s and permaculture related workshops
over the years. This was one of the most powerful.

– Jill Giegerich

I am still reveling in the wonderment of the past two weeks.
Warren’s special way of teaching will stay with me forever.

– Julia Ehret