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RT Permaculture
RT Permaculture
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413 Matterhorn Blvd., Reno, NV, US
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Cold Desert

Caleb Kondor Chris Gavin Daniel Halsey Grant Curry Joel Nisly Marissa Gates Matty Hamrick
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RT Permaculture

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Permaculture and Regenerative Land Management Education

Project Description

One of my goals is to empower people and communities to effect changes in their lifestyles and land uses that regenerate the earth and build resilient communities. 

Through the RT Permaculture project, I work with individuals, NGOs, businesses and other groups to bring quality education and resources to facilitate these changes at a local level. 

I am based in the hot-cold desert in Reno, NV, USA, and am willing to travel to provide courses and implement hands-on workshops that focus on getting permaculture practices up and running on the ground. 

I strive to work in partnership with other teachers and local groups to provide well rounded and locally appropriate trainings including but not limited to Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) courses.

I have worked and taught in a diversity of locations including Hawai'i, Haiti, New Mexico, California, Minnesota, Montana, and Oregon.

Please contact me if you are interested in collaborating.

neilbertrando at gmail.com

you can visit my website at http://rtpermaculture.com/


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