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Dick Pierce
Austin, TX, United States
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Brett McKee Cornelia Wanda Dana Crawford ERay Gard Gina Correa Jana  Hammonds-Jennings Jason Dunsmore Jesse French Jessie Martinez Joel Renee Estes Marie Tedei Nicholas Burtner Philip Campbell Reed Burnam Robert McKay Ryan Botha Samantha Belyeu Theron Beaudreau William Seward
Geoff Lawton
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About Dick Pierce

I came to PC while serving with an American Indian organization in Boulder, CO. I ran a project to encourage AI's and tribes to support a return to their traditional agriculture as a path back to their traditions, language, culture, and self-reliance/self-image. It turned out that PC and NA-Ag are close, close cousins. We helped fund/start-up PC Courses in the Pueblos of NM/USA and in the Lakota country in SD/USA. Geoff Lawton joined us in teaching a PC on the Rosebud/Pine Ridge Reservations in SD/USA in 1995. Both efforts have become NA Permaculture Centers.

I took a PDC course in the highlands of Guatemala in 1995 with Geoff Lawton, sponsored by Mayan friend, Roni Lec. We moved to Austin, TX, USA in 1997 and I began to teach PDC modules with Patricia Allison of the Earthaven Eco-Village in NC/USA. After 2-plus years as a teaching apprentice, I started teaching 2-day Intros, then 7-day Fundamentals, and finally, 10-12-day PDC's as the Lead Instructor with APG, the Austin Permaculture Guild.

Currently, I do PC Design & Landscape consulting work on urban/suburban and farm/ranch. I am fortunate to be the Lead Instructor for APG-PDC's in Austin, TX and Martha's Vineyard, a small island off the MA-USA coast. We recently started teaching a 3-weekend PDC in Dallas, TX. Our students are mostly urban/suburban and our course features each student doing their own design on a property of their choice. We do mostly weekend courses as opposed to residentail.

Life is good - the courses are fun and rewarding - our graduates are great and involved in various projects - we feel that we are making PC progress as we start the "decent economy" - wish it were more and faster, but we are moving.


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Other course verified
PDC - Guatemala - Sponsor I-Jatz
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Roni Lec, Facillitator
Location: San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala
Date: Mar 1995
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course - PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Bill Mollison
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Nov 2010
9 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
0 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Dick Pierce
6 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Dick Pierce has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical

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