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eric seider
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Dallas, TX - Texas, United States
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate

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Planting Pioneers

Planting Pioneers



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SPERI - HEPA FFS - Vietnam Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Greening the Desert Project
Benson Anthony christopher hunnicutt Christopher Snook david spicer Delphine Drory Dennis Whittinghill Erik Klockemann Gemma Hurst Gladys Olson Helder Valente Iraz Candas Josh Adrianos Kristi Thomas larisa cox Larry Gomez Lorna Ellis Nadia Bajwa Neil Bertrando Nicholas Burtner Oster thew Phel pasha Phillip Bradley Renante Areola Richard Larson Ruiz Chris Salah Hammad Sara Lyn Platt Sirroan Smiley Stephanie Ladwig-Cooper Suzy Rosen TANYA ADAMS William Hill
Geoff Lawton Nadia  Lawton Nick Huggins Salah Hammad William Hill
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About eric seider

Eric Seider grew up in the suburbs of Rhode Island in The North Eastern United States, a cool temperate climate. His house was on 3/4 of an acre with a large garden, fruit trees and a short walk to the beach. He and his family would collect fresh mussels for dinner and preserve the surplus from the garden. Though too young to really appreciate it, it planted the seed which would resurface after graduating university.

Eric studied Graphic Design at university, and wilderness survival afterwards. Feeling trapped between two worlds the discovery of permaculture seemed like the best way to utilize his design and wilderness educations. The greening the desert video inspired him to take a Permaculture Design Course with world renowned Permaculture Design Consultant Geoff Lawton and soon followed that with an internship on Geoff’s farm in Australia. Eric traveled on consultancy and aid trips with Geoff and Nadia around Australia, Vietnam & China, joining Geoff and Nadia’s global permaculture consultancy team, PSC. He also became a director of The Permaculture Research Institute USA, a national non-profit with an aim of establishing self replicating demonstration sites around the world. In 2009 he worked as project manager for the Permaculture Research Institute of Jordan’s demonstration site. Working in such a harsh desert environment instilled in him a great appreciation for water conservation and the traditional Muslim setting illustrated the importance of culturally sensitive approaches & practices.

Eric has maintained a successful graphic design and brand development business while attempting to combine permaculture into the hospitality industry. The compromises proving too great personally he has grown tired of walking the fence between two worlds. This inspired a return to the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia in 2013 to focus on teaching with Geoff Lawton. Eric is now fully committed to furthering permaculture awareness through education and site design demonstration. Eric is very excited and honored to be joining the team at School of Permaculture in Dallas, TX and extremely motivated to help design in food security and soil building systems in North Texas and beyond.


Bokashi Trial

Indoor composting trial with the bokashi system

Posted almost 11 years ago (1 comments)

The Reality of Lawns

The reality of having a green lawn in climates similar to Los Angeles means irrigation dependence and a horrible misssed opportunity for food production.

Posted almost 11 years ago (0 comments)

The Under Utilized Farm Tool

The Bicycle is a very under-utilized Farm Tool

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Baked Alaska

Lime rendering a lit rocket stove should provide some interesting results

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

What's up Dock?

Broad-leaved dock (rumex obtusifolius) rabbits go mad for it. — at Permaculture Research Institute Zaytuna Farm

Posted about 11 years ago (3 comments)

Mating Like Rabbits

The Phrase "mating like rabbits" is well justified, 3rd set of rabbit kittens in as many weeks. PRI Zaytuna Farm

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Made Me Join Facebook

The desire to reach more people from different demographics has encouraged me to rescind my previous refusal of joining facebook and social networking in general, and also the importance of documenting your work on the ground and sharing with people.

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Poo-Free Self-Filling Duck Waterer

An easy to make, low maintenance, poo-free, self-filling waterer for ducks

Posted about 11 years ago (2 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Penny Livingston Stark, Brock Dolman
Location: Regenerative Design Institute
Date: Jun 2007
Other course verified
Permaculture Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Mar 2008
Other course verified
Permaculture Project Aid Worker Course
Type: Aid Worker
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: HEPA, Vietnam
Date: Apr 2008
Other course verified
6 Month Internship
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Nadia Lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm, NSW
Date: Feb 2008
Other course verified
Learn how to Teach Permaculture Creatively
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: The Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm NSW
Date: Feb 2013
Other course verified
Sustainable Soils Management Course
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Paul Taylor
Location: The Permaculture Research Institute, Zaytuna Farm, NSW Australia
Date: Mar 2013
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Climate Zones
eric seider has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical
Semi Arid
Hot Desert

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