Welcome to Interdependent Web

We design and build self-sustaining ecosystems around people.  This is called permaculture, short for permanent agriculture.  Our mission is to transform people's impact on the environment from a negative one into a positive one.  We also operate The Green Door, Emporia's #1 curbside recycling company, and do home energy efficiency inspections!  All those projects might make you wonder, What's the big picture?

Let us help you turn your home, garden, farm, workplace, or vacant lot into a useful, beautiful, thriving ecosystem that takes care of itself and of you!

Permaculture Design services

Check out our new brochure! (PDF, 1.5 MB)  Thanks to Graffikworx for the graphic design!

Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage guest speaker

We have the opportunity to bring Ma'ikwe Schaub Ludwig, executive director of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, to speak in Emporia in 2015!  We need your feedback to determine whether it would be worth her while.  Here is the TEDx talk she recently delivered at Carleton College, to give you an idea what to expect:

Here are our questions for you:

"Heretics Unite" by Joel Salatin

[Notes on a speech given October 26, 2014 at the Mother Earth News Fair, Topeka KS.]

Neighbors of Polyface Farm are not supportive, call names when interviewed.
Tension of heresy and orthodoxy is hardly a new thing, just gets applied to different things. Within living memory it was USDA policy to feed dead cows to cows. Orthodoxy today is that GMOs are great and will save the world.

Opening Panel

Opening panel of the North American Permaculture Convergence, August 29, 2014

Penny Livingston-Stark, moderator

Scott Pittman, PRI USA and founder of Permaculture Credit Union: Bill Mollison took to the road teaching permaculture while Holmgren stayed put and did research. Mollison's first visit to the US was 1980-81. Pittman took every opportunity to learn from Mollison before his retirement. Mollison ended all classes by telling students they could now go teach and design, but this was not always a good idea and may be his biggest mistake.


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