Permaculture, or permanent agriculture, is a way of designing a plan for using small pieces of land to efficiently grow what a person or family needs. This includes firewood, medicinal plants, and food. Our demonstration and teaching area is a permaculture food forest that includes tropical fruit, sugar cane, high-protein moringa trees, medicinal plants like aloe and comfrey, and herbs like chives and rosemary. All of the natural farming methods, including composting and munching are incorporated. Permaculture techniques can help produce sustainable production of essentials for families by effective moisture management, growing plants in multiple layers, and reducing labor after the area is established. Permaculture planning can be the basis for helping families and small communities be more sustainable.