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With Omaha Permaculture, Gus Von Roenn Envisions Greener, More Neighborly City

A drawn rendering of plans for Omaha Permaculture's North Omaha Sustainability Center. The plans feature several modern buildings nestled among gardens and trees.
Omaha Permaculture

Gus von Roenn, founder of Omaha Permaculture, discusses his journey and vision of cities teeming with permaculture gardens where neighbors gather to harvest organic food, build relationships and learn about the natural world. Omaha Permaculture manages 17 properties, plans a robust portfolio of programs and maintains partnerships with the City Planning Department, Omaha Municipal Land Bank, Habitat for Humanity and other community collaborators to address the need for sustainable land management.

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