This article proposes permaculture as a way to design first-year composition and
community literacy classes. First, the paper connects permaculture with
post-humanism to describe ecological community literacies—the type of
knowledge that ecological theorists say we need to navigate the end of
the anthropocene. Next, it describes assignments that can lead college
students to this knowledge, and finally, it describes actual community
literacy projects where college students can lead elementary students
through assignments to gain this knowledge.