A video message from Matthew Trumm with exciting news and Summer How To Restoration tips for you and the land

I’m here in the food forest in my backyard today to share exciting news and information with you about our project. Thank you all for your continued partnership in this great work of our time. Watch my video message here.

Announcing the Camp Fire Restoration Project & Camp Paradise Vision! Read our accomplishments, the plan moving forward and see the latest Press on our Spring Camp Weekend. The Vision document is attached to this email.

Explore our 2019 Summer Restoration & Resource Guide offering a seasonal approach to what you can do now to restore your land. The guide is attached to this email, and soon available on our Resources page on our website.

Use our Community Calendar to post events and stay connected to ecosystem restoration activities in Butte County.

We are now in the first phase of implementing this grand vision of creating a bio-regional hub and model for community-based habitat restoration. With your support, we can make this happen. Your donations and partnership give more people opportunities to be trained in ecosystem restoration and create new permaculture demonstration sites to heal and restore the land and lives affected by California’s deadliest wildfire.


Our collective action will create a sustainable and regenerative model with new systems for disaster response, resilient communities, and landscape restoration that inspire a culture shift.

What is the goal?

  • To restore land in the areas affected by the devastating fire, create healthy ecosystems with sustainable local food sources, build fire safe homes and buildings, create green jobs, and teach local communities about ecosystem restoration.


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NSPR Feature: Permaculture And Restoring Land After The Camp Fire


Matthew Trumm in his backyard demonstration site for Treetop Premaculture.


When we talk about life lost during the Camp Fire, we immediately think people and animals.

But when a fire reaches the extreme temperatures that the Camp Fire did in places, the living organic material in the earth itself ground burns as well. It effectively kills the soil and its ability to absorb moisture.

Today we journey with independent producer Matt Fidler who learned about rebuilding the soil that once gave life to vegetation that covered the area’s now charred landscape.

Call to Action Video

“I think one of our greatest mistakes is seeing ourselves separate from nature and that nature is somewhere “out there.” Unfortunately, it is events like the Camp Fire that remind us this is not the case. It is time to fit ourselves back into nature appropriately.”  – Matthew Trumm, coordinator of the Camp Fire Restoration Project

1 day ago

We put together a 5 Step List of recommended steps you can take this season to start rebuilding on your land, or simply apply to your backyard and gardens ... See more

6 days ago

Yurt Making
Do you need a yurt? This FREE workshop will be a great opportunity to build a yurt for yourself or someone else who needs temporary emergency ... See more

Events Calendar Let this be your go to calendar for community happenings around Butte County grounded in local food, ecological land restoration, permaculture, natural building, self-care, work ... See more

6 days ago
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

And then WE RISE. Together!

"The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so ... See more

"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, ... See more

1 week ago

Gratitude to Teri Zandonatti Wynne and Matthew Smelser for the opportunity to start replanting on Teri's land in Concow. Matthew E. Trumm thank you for leading another amazing weekend on this mission ... See more

1 week ago
Happen Films

Stories of change happening everywhere...and we are creating it in Paradise!

The trailer is out for our new 30-minute documentary 'Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest'. We'll be releasing the film for free worldwide on July 28th!

Find out more at ... See more

2 weeks ago
Paradise, California

The town of Paradise has posted the Town-led Community Recovery Plan. See it here : https://makeitparadise.org

The Town of Paradise owes a debt of gratitude to the Butte Strong Fund and Barry Long for helping us create a vision for the future.  Barry Long from UDA will present the report during a  power ... See more

3 weeks ago
The National Regenerative Agriculture Day

One of the first things we do at our demonstration sites is assess the contours of the land and dig swells (ditches) to collect water. Over time the moisture builds up and no irrigation is needed.

"The common theme among these practical visionaries is that nature will not only regenerate eroded degraded land through plants if there is water kept in the soil, but will lead the charge for carbon ... See more

3 weeks ago

Listen into the conversation as we participate in the Wildlands Task Force meeting here in Oroville today. Talking about lots of trees, trees, trees!

1 month ago

You're Invited! Our Coalition partner Paradise Community Guilds has a demonstration site we are working with in Paradise, and they're hosting a gathering to introduce people to the project. Come ... See more

1 month ago

Know any youth doing great work in your community? Our partner Abundant Earth Foundation has an annual prize to honor and celebrate them! NorCal Resilience Network Treetop Permaculture Permaculture ... See more

Calling all youth 25 or younger with a permaculture project anywhere in the world! There is still time to apply for the 2019 Youth in Permaculture Prize. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded.
Apply ... See more