Who We Are

Golden Egg Permaculture is the collaboration of three Piedmont area Permaculture designers Liane, Matt, and Katherine, with decades of diverse Permaculture skills and experiences.

We provide Permaculture design to serve your goals through site visits, collaborative designs, and education. If something is outside our expertise, we rely on our network to find someone with the right experience for your needs.

MeWithHazelLiane Salgado trained in ecology and GIS at UNC and the University of Michigan (MS), and by working since the 1980s with numerous talented people on landscapes and lifestyles that work with nature to produce what humans need. She created and maintains a productive food forest near Carrboro, NC, and has designed pre-schools, suburban, and rural parcels.

Matthew Watersong studied with numerous Permaculture teachers at Wild Abundance and Earthaven Ecovillage. With his partner, he currently tends 17 acres of wild as an experimental forest farm and model of resilient living for an uncertain future. He brings experience in systems thinking, off-grid living, alternative exchange systems, holistic decision making, and goal-setting methods, and future-ready food-growing approaches that regenerate the land.

Katherine Hale is a botanist, gardener, and Durham native with a MSc. in Plant Biology from the University of Vermont’s Field Naturalist program. She’s in love with the sheer diversity of interesting and useful plants that can be grown in the North Carolina Piedmont and looks forward to introducing you to them. Her other skills include natural history inventories and assessments; integrating native plants, pollinators and wildlife habitat wherever possible; and designing resilient, low-maintenance landscapes that behave like wild ecosystems.