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Karl Treen
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15/07/2014
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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate
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About Karl Treen

I am a computer programmer, avid planter, and Permaculture consultant. I have been working on my own small, urban garden for the past decade and am now taking my enthusiasm to the next level.

I have always been interested in sustainability, and how very difficult this is to achieve in our modern lives. As a 12-year-old I wanted, and got, chickens. The first thing I did when I bought my small urban plot was to plant fruit trees and grape vines. The study and practice of Permaculture gives me a further opportunity to learn about and to develop sustainable models in a challenging environment.

My goal is to build a Permaculture network in Rhode Island and southern New England. To make Permaculture viable as an alternative lifestyle, we must benefit from the crowd-sourcing principles that have made things like the Internet so successful. Before we called it crowd-sourcing, we called it community. As long as we are buying our plants from large distributors, rather than sharing them with our neighbors, we will be stuck with a corporate culture of competition and greed. Permaculture is the most viable program I have found for moving back toward sustainability.

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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Apr 2014

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