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Alexandra Gooch
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Mesquite Meadows The Panya Project Steppe One Farm Northern Nevada USA
Alex Clifton Ben Hansen Briana Lyon Cory Collins Douglas Smith Jason Liechti mary combs Owen Hablutzel
Alex Clifton Ben Hansen Bill Mollison Brad Lancaster Christian Shearer Cory Collins Douglas Smith Geoff Lawton Jason Liechti Joey D'Elia Loren Taylor Luyendyk mary combs Neil Bertrando Owen Hablutzel Paul Gordon Paul Wheaton William Rollins
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About Alexandra Gooch

Being raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, I was accustomed to sprawling manicured lawns and leaf blowers galore. My first attempt at a home garden was thanks to my Uncle giving some veggie seeds as a house warming gift. In that modest raised bed I unknowingly was benefiting from companion planting without even realizing it until years later.

I first came across The Designers' Manual when researching space saving gardening techniques and stumbled upon a detailed description of a keyhole garden. Months later my boyfriend took me to a perma-blitz on a Pasadena front yard and I was hooked. When my family started teasing me about the amount of hours I spent watch Geoff Lawton videos online and made a rule I couldn't mention compost at the dinner table, I knew it was time to take my PDC.

Since taking my PDC, I have been able to take my property restoration/ecological design gig in a more holistic direction. My permaculture journey has given me the opportunity to gain experience designing throughout California and Oregon.

In addition to consulting, I found myself with the opportunity to lead the Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Heroes enrichment gardening/landscaping classes for the Veteran's and their families working to earn equity hours for their new homes in the Santa Clarita Valley Veteran Village.

In October, I will be traveling to Ecuador to assist a fledgling permaculture property get on their feet and producing food!

I am always excited to meet new people and strengthen this chain of visionaries and our positive effect on the world around us. I am open to aid work and helping out a fellow permie whenever I have free time, just give me a shout and we can figure something out.


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Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
PRI Tipuana Farm PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Owen Hablutzel
Other Teachers: Geoff Lawton, Neil Bertrando, Loren Taylor Luyendyk, Cathe' Fish, Joey D'Elia
Location: PRI Tipuana Farm San Marcos, CA
Date: Mar 2014

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