Darrell Frey

New Society Publishers

Three Sisters Permaculture Design


Darrell Frey is a permaculture design consultant and educator based in western Pennsylvania. He’s among the first wave of permaculture practitioners, having begun studying permaculture design in 1980. Frey wrote Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm, which serves as both a case study (of permaculture applied to a 5-acre market garden) and as a guide for designing, building, and managing bioshelters and market garden farms. He’s also the co-author of The Food Forest Handbook. Frey currently offers permaculture education and consultation through Three Sisters Permaculture.

Darrell will be speaking at the Texas, Pennsylvania Fairs


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Urban Permaculture Urban farms, food forests, and community gardens

Permaculture design offers many strategies to help make our cities more sustainable and livable. This presentation provides small-scale solutions for growing food, promoting biodiversity, and building community.
Modern Homesteading Organic Gardening

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Yanmar Sustainable Agriculture Stage
Pennsylvania, Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage

Food Forests, Texas Style

A food forest is a permaculture system of interplanted fruits, herbs, and vegetables managed to mimic a natural ecosystem. This presentation explores the design and management of food forests with a close look at a residential food forest garden in San Marcos, Texas.
Organic Gardening Keynote

Available In:

Texas, Sunday 11:30-12:30 p.m., Mother Earth News Stage

Food Forest Gardening

This presentation focuses on designing productive perennial polycultures built around fruit trees and berry bushes. A food forest garden, based on permaculture principles, combines trees, shrubs, vines, herbs, and flowers into a productive, ecologically sound system.
Organic Gardening

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Heirloom Gardener Stage