|Los Angeles, California, United States|
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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.