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Brian Conner
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Joined:
20/06/2015
Location:
Asheville, NC, United States
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
Gender:
Male
Web site:
www.eyglandscapes.com/





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About Brian Conner

I received a B.Sc. in Environmental Science and Biology from Northern Michigan University in 2010. Since then I have been working with farms, non-profits, homesteads, and edible landscaping companies in the Southeast US (NC, TN, FL) and Puerto Rico.

I'm from the mid-west but I decided to put down roots in North Carolina/Appalachia (it's warmer here!). I currently work with a permaculture landscaping business called Edible Yard and Garden (EYG) out of Asheville, NC. EYG does plant and water system design and installation for homeowners and small farms. I offer permaculture design, consulting, installation, and maintenance services through this business as well as independently.

I have many interests, though my primary passions are useful plants (mostly perennials; wild and cultivated; native and exotic), water (tanks, ponds, earthworks, irrigation), soil, and ecology. I'm heavily influenced by folks such as Dave Jacke, Eric Toensmeier, Elaine Ingham, John Todd, and Marc Williams (www.botanyeveryday.com).

My goals include working as a consultant/designer in the Appalachian region, and buying land with friends to start a small community that can support diverse activities (dream list here: permaculture/folk school, land-based businesses, a seed company/cooperative, plant nursery, mushroom production, medicine and mead making, wood-crafting, basketry, and perhaps production of natural art supplies like charcoal or dyes).

In 2016, I hope to trial several plant species, and get the permaculture seed company rollin'. I'll be focusing on useful native and exotic perennials (perennial veggies, nectary plants, herbs, nitrogen fixers, dynamic accumulators, groundcovers, etc.), though also some self-sowing annuals. I'm also very interested in collaborating with folks to create open-source or openly-shared educational and teaching materials/data/resources/websites (especially with regard to organizing plant info/knowledge/experiences).

I'm happy to correspond with folks, and talk permaculture, plants, share info/resources, network, or potentially collaborate in some way. If you have info you think I'd be interested in, let me know! Or ask me something random and I'll help if I can.

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Consultant Aid worker I'm male, single, and looking for a permaculture partner
My Permaculture Qualifications
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Permaculture Design Course
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course unverified
Edible Forest Garden Design Intensive
Type: Other
Teacher: Dave Jacke
Location: TN
Date: Oct 2012
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Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online PDC
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
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Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Online Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015
Other course verified
Geoff Lawton
Type: Geoff Lawton Reading the Landscape
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Feb 2015

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