What Ampersand Is

Ampersand is a living demonstration site for permaculture, appropriate technologies, and sustainable practices.  It is also the home of Amanda and Andy Bramble and whoever we are hosting at the time.   Our off-grid site demonstrates sustainable systems including land restoration, organic gardening, passive solar design, and wise water techniques. We build with natural and salvaged materials, cook with solar ovens, and rely on rain catchment.Pro photo 3

Our whole approach to sustainability is about your relationship with your resources.  We start with  the basics: water, food, shelter, and energy.  We are simply gathering, experimenting with, and demonstrating sustainable solutions for living in harmony with our bioregion.

Ampersand hosts workshops and community events, retreats, residencies, and internships for everyday folks wanting to respond intelligently to the state of the Earth .  People often come to learn a specific skill, and discover they also build confidence and find inspiration for their next sustainable project at home.  We offer a place where people connect, share resources and meet like-minded folks in order to encourage wise practices to grow roots everywhere.IMG_1862