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Nicholas Holmes
Joshua Tree, CA, United States
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The Nourishing Tree

The Nourishing Tree

Joshua Tree, US


(projects i'm following)

Quail Springs Permaculture Paonia Permaculture Initiative Mesquite Meadows Klien Karoo Sustainable Dryland Permaculture Project Permaculture Egypt Zumot (Re)Forestation Project
Alex Truman Douglas Myers Jill Giegerich Mason Stapleton Susan LeSage Tim DeLorey
Damian Lester Geoff Lawton
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About Nicholas Holmes

My path into Permaculture began with a long loving relationship with Architecture & Ecological Design sparked by travel experiences as a young boy in Denmark, Canada, and Japan. My formal training in architecture began in Newport Beach, CA in 1993 as a freshman in high school and culminated in 2006 with degrees in Architecture & Sustainable Development from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and included one incredible year of living and studying architecture in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since December 2006 I've been living & working in the Mojave desert in Joshua Tree, CA with my wife and now young son. In 2007 I began a design-build company Holmes Ecological Design & Construction, working to create climate-responsive, resource-efficient, healthy & comfortable buildings & landscapes.

I've had a sweet courtship with Permaculture over the last 10 years and was officially initiated into the world of Permaculture at Quail Springs through a PDC for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship which began on Summer Solstice 2014. I'm deeply grateful to my teacher & mentor Warren Brush and the entire community at Quail Springs for welcoming me and the many teachings that I came away with.

In 2009 my wife & I planted a seed for The Nourishing Tree, a Community-Oriented Mixed-Use Center for Healthy & Sustainable Living, located in downtown Joshua Tree, CA. After a long germination period that seed sprouted in 2014 and The Nourishing Tree is growing stronger & more resilient with each light-filled day. Follow us and join us as we grow together.


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PDC for International Development & Social Entrepreneurship
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Warren Brush
Location: Quail Springs Permaculture
Date: Jun 2014

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