|Ashfield, MA, United States
(projects i'm involved in)
Mary Johnson, M.S. Plant & Soil Science, owner of Watershed Resource Consultants http://wrcinashfield.wordpress.com/ and co-founder of Terra Genesis International ~ A
Permaculture Design Firm for Ecosocial Regeneration
Mary has a strong academic and professional history working on climate change mitigation and international development projects. She is certified by the USDA as a farm conservation planner, and has over 12 years of project management experience in the public and private sectors including: business planning & entrepreneurial consulting, environmental assessment & rehabilitation, wetlands restoration, field based carbon assessments and farm best management practices. She uses Holistic Management and Permaculture Design in her consultation with farmers and on her own small farm, to help her clients develop a plan that includes planned profit, and a functional decision making process. She teaches holistic business planning to Beginning Women Farmers groups in the NE, and is in a Certified Educator program run by Holistic Management International. HM is a process that can be combined with Permaculture Design to allow the farmer to test their actions against their desired goal as they make management choices that cover a value chain approach.
Mary has traveled and worked independently in international settings, and with a number of non-governmental organizations involved in international development work. She has the skills needed to respond to fast changing circumstances and complex systems. She enjoys creating locally led partnerships that demonstrate measurable improvement in quality of life for project participants. Her passion is working with vulnerable populations, and she strives to create viable adaptive solutions to the challenges posed by climate change. She speaks Spanish and English. In the past two years she has worked with partners on permaculture design concepts in: Brazil, Colombia, Panama, USVI, Haiti, Ecuador, Peru, Kenya & numerous states in the continental USA.
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton
|Date: Feb 2015