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Stephen Moring
Oskaloosa, Kansas, United States
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
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Amanda Lindahl Amy Thompson attilio guadagno Bill Price Brady Karlin Cara  Schuster Chris Trostle Dane Breslin Daniel Dermitzel Daniel Halsey John Lee Kyle Walters Laura Odell Michael Cooley Millie Hrdina Robert Glinn Russell Mullin Scott Barth Shea Armstrong Simha Bode Stefan Pasti Tim Southwell Travis Schreiber
Bill Wilson Geoff Lawton Mark Shepard Warren Brush Wayne Weiseman
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About Stephen Moring

Steve Moring is an educator, farmer and land steward who has training and experience as a botanist, herbalist, and natural products chemist. He serves the community as a activist, community organizer, permaculture design and land management consultant. He has worked for decades in the industry and has extensive experience in project management, professional training and academic teaching. He is a self-taught herbalist and having studied medicinal botany and pharmacognosy for over 30 years. He has many years of experience cultivating medicinal plants on a garden scale and has worked as a consultant for quality assurance for numerous herb manufactures and organizations. He and his partner, Nancy, own and manage Vajra Farm, LLC, a 45 acre permaculture farmstead near Oskaloosa, KS, (www.vajrafarm.com).

Steve currently works as the business owner of Vajra Farm Permaculture Center and lead teacher for the Kansas Permaculture Insititute. He also is an adjunct instructor for Kansas University's Environmental Studies Program, teaching permaculture courses for college credit. He has taught chemistry, biology and environmental science at various area community colleges. He is the founder of the Kaw Permaculture Collaborative and also independently teaches permaculture design certification courses in the Kansas City area. On the farm and in the community, he is engaged as a regional land consultant, specializing in the cultivation of alternative crop systems, medicinal herbs, permaculture system design, prairie and woodland restoration. Steve has studied engineering, aquatic biology, ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Maryland (BS), and plant systematics, ecology, biochemistry and natural products chemistry at the University of Kansas (MA). He is certified in permaculture design, author of 30 scientific publications and an inventor with 13 patents..

Steve is an active member of several organizations supporting the development of alternative agriculture and sustainability in the Midwest. He is also an activist for the mitigation of energy depletion, creating sustainable environments and communities. He serves on the board of directors of the Sustainability Action Network, Inc., and is the director of the Kansas Permaculture Institute.


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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Wayne Weisman
Other Teachers: Mark Shepard, Bill Wilson
Location: Steuben Green Resource Ctr, WI
Date: Jul 2008
Other course verified
Advanced Permaculture Design
Type: Other
Teacher: Warren Brush
Location: Lawrence, KS
Date: Aug 2010
Other course verified
Advanced Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Wayne Weiseman
Other Teachers: Bill Wilson
Location: Stelle, IL
Date: Aug 2011
12 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
0 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Stephen Moring
1 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Stephen Moring has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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