The Farmland Stewardship Award was presented to the Bullock Brothers Permaculture Homestead, on Orcas Island. Douglas, Joseph, and Sam Bullock founded the Permaculture Homestead, near Deer Harbor on Orcas Island, back in the early 80’s. Pursuing the three ethics that are central to permaculture design: care for the earth, care for the people and fair share for all, the brothers have created a veritable paradise on their land; growing vegetables, flowers, and livestock in a manner that is completely in harmony with their surrounding environment.
They have been conducting classes, workshops and camps to teach people the concepts of permaculture design so that their new-found knowledge travels back to many other communities around the world. They also foster the permaculture concept through landscaping and design services.