Abundant Michigan

Our purpose is to co-create abundance for our members in food, medicine, materials, economy and living water. We support Abundance in all Michigan Communities.

new to ampy?

“I am new to AMPY, intersted in supporting the broad vision and efforts of your group, what should I do next??”
AMPY offers two essential ways to lend your efforts towards group resilience.

Restoration Skill Share Days (group work) and our Education Events (knowledge transfer) .

The skill share days are posted throughout the month and year through the facebook group and the semi-regular email list. The educational events are posted there too and include our first monthly meetings held on the first Monday of each month.

The education events and workdays are free and open for you and any interested party to attend. We do ask a $10 donation or trade of equivalent goods or services to cover the costs, energy, and time put forth to make these events happen.

We use the Ypsi hOur Echange time bank system that allows us and you to track your efforts spend with AMPY. Time equates to gifts. Gifts may include; plants, seeds, bees, bat houses, bird houses, workdays at your site, and many other goods or services.

As our name implies, we are a permaculture group.

As permaculture implies, we seek to create a perennial local culture.

Perennial cultures are long-lasting, resilient, sustainable, regenerative (they propagate themselves), and healthy.

This is the place to start if you are new to AMPY and desire to plug-in, but wonder how, where, when, etc.

Opportunities for you in AMPY


  • media link–a person to post a once a week or so email about goings ons in AMPY
  • resource coordinators–at least 2-3 people to secure and to seek resources for AMPY (woodchips, lawns, compost, etc.)
  • laborers and general workers–people who commit x hours a month to show up to Restoration Workdays, help AMPY members individually, etc.
  • intersection repair leader/organizer-to restore public space, to increase community capacity, to amplify local networks
  • lawns that we can turn into forest gardens, do you have a lawn, or part of one, for AMPY to transform into beautiful edible landscaping/forest gardens?
  • plumber to lead grey water innovations
  • builders–help tinker and innovate in all areas of sustainability
  • trucks and other equipment for AMPY use–on select days, with select people, but available for share/trade
  • capacity builders network–do you have sustainability skills that you could teach to a small workshop? can you help compile a list of capacity teachers that coordinate with the workdays? organized people and teachers, please!

2 comments on “new to ampy?

  1. Debbie Baker
    February 22, 2014

    I am interested in AMPY I live in Ypsi and work for Growing Hope

    • wholeculturerepair
      February 25, 2014

      Hi Debbie ~ did you get any reply on your post with AMPY? We generally meet first of the month Monday evening at the Gilbert Residence ~ and joining the facebook AMPY group is the best way to get connected with other members and hear about goings on and events. questions? feel free to contact me, Monica at urchinblue@aol.com or Jesse jessedavidtack@gmail.com

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