Welcome to Prosperity Homestead …

Urban solutions using permaculture ethics right here in Martinsville Virginia

Providing promotional support for Permaculture, Homestead, and Wilderness skills training across the Piedmont region.  The Prosperity Homestead center has demonstration gardens showing permaculture and no-dig gardening methods.  Exhibits on ecological erosion control, cover crops, and holistic land management.

Martinsville VA is a unique example.  With mountainous terrain, plus 41″ of rain each year, urban areas  burdened with erosion, nitrogen run off, and overrun of wildlife.  The once lush hardwood forests of Forest Park and Druid Hills stripped by deer and washed clean of top soil from rains.

Fortunately a few strong-minded people have the forethought to restore its natural beauty using methods available to them.  Get hands on training restoring historical urban areas, gain skills you can use for a lifetime in your communities.

Latest Blog Posts

2015 Spring Garden Update

How in the world do people update their blogs daily?  Here at Prosperity Homestead we are busy working with clients, as well as enjoying the garden being productive.  Yet, it is necessary to get the word out about permaculture so here is a quick gallery of the Spring garden.

Thank you 2014 sponsors

Every homestead requires a community of friends for true prosperity.  The following sponsors provided materials, donations of resources, and/or time over the 2014 year.  Thank you for all you’ve done, I am thankful for your support.

How these sustainable business practices creates opportunity for permaculture designers

A huge opportunity for the Permaculture Design Consultants is the implementation of sustainable business practices. These concepts are even reaching mainstream businesses and universities. One such example is in the fine work Professor WILL HOOKER is doing with NC State University.

Mulch path magic

The right paths can reduce mud, but they can also retain water. They make access to your growing areas much more enjoyable. What I did was dug 24″ deep trenches about 24″ across the top on contour with double reach beds in between, then filled those trenches with shredded wood chips.