Aaron Jerad 's Profile
Aaron Jerad
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Joined:
03/02/2011
Last Updated:
03/02/2011
Location:
Hotchkiss, Colorado, United States
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate
Gender:
Male
Web site:
aaronjerad.com





My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Living Rhythm Farm

Living Rhythm Farm

Hotchkiss, US


Projects

(projects i'm following)

PRI Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia The GrowHaus Milkwood Mountain Roots Community Gardens Project Permaculture Institute True Nature Farm - Sustainable Living & Wilderness School Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
Followers
Eden Gal Ewelina Bajda Grant Curry Jack Heimsoth Jake Hanson Mari Korhonen Merry Cox Mustafa Fatih Bakir Rae Fuller Rand  Kreun Rhamis Kent Rose Tocke Russ Purvis Vanessa Monge Augusto Fernandes Zeljko Serdar
Following
Adam Brock Frank Gapinski Geoff Lawton Jerome Osentowski Mari Korhonen Mustafa Fatih Bakir Nick Ritar Rhamis Kent Wind Clearwater
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About Aaron Jerad

I'm inspired to be actively engaged in permaculture because it offers a positive, proactive and practical approach to many of the challenges that we face at this point in history. It also just feels good and like the absolute right thing to be doing. Living permaculture is an awakening experience for me, it constantly shifts the way I look at myself and the world.

I have a background and training as an artist and love to create just for the sake of it. However the most satisfying creative work arises when creative inspiration and useful functionality are combined. Permaculture design puts these two together for me.

However it goes even further because the canvas and media which permaculture uses are living environments, plants animals, peoples lives, their homes, and communities. To responsibly and ethically work in these areas I feel my role as a teacher, designer and consultant is to constantly learn and apply what I know, listen, to ask relevant questions, and stay open to people's needs.

I grew up on an organic apple orchard and after a career as professional musician returned to my roots on the land. I started my permaculture training by self-learning and experimenting. For years I had yearned to visit Australia, the homeland of my favorite musical instrument, the didgeridoo. However, it was permaculture which provided the opportunity and purpose to make the trip and I went to study in Australia with Geoff Lawton.

I spent a year there with several teachers in different areas including Geoff Lawton and David Holmgren. When I returned to the US I went to work applying what I learned to our 10 acre property.

3 years later the new systems of trees, animals and people feel like they have passed the 'baby' stage and starting to support themselves.

I teach regular introduction courses and have been working with youth in our local alternative school. In fact, my first full PDC was taught to teenagers.

Updates

Urban Home Gardening Workshop

May 3-4 in Denver, Colorado. With a new baby in arms, they have a little less time and energy to get their spring garden in order. “Turning the Problem into the Solution” is a favorite permaculture catch phrase which applies very well to this situation...

Posted about 2 years ago (0 comments)

Keep gas wells out of Delta County.

A letter to the Bureau of Land Management... against natural gas leases near my home.

Posted over 4 years ago (0 comments)

Trading Post CSA website under development.

The Trading Post CO-OP and CSA has me building a website to feature the store, restaurant and CSA. Heres a peek at some of the text from the site:

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)

Vision Community School Design and Permaculture Course

An upcoming month long course for local students enrolled in the vision program.

Posted about 5 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
PDC course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia
Date: Jan 2009
Other course verified
Permaculture Aid Workers Training Course
Type: Aid Worker
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia
Date: Feb 2009
Other course verified
Internship with Geoff Lawton
Type: Internship
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia
Date: Jan 2009
Other course verified
Permaculture Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Mulloon Creek Natural Farms, Bungendore, NSA, Australia
Date: Jun 2009
Other course verified
Permacultre Teachers Training Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia
Date: Apr 2009
Other course unverified
Farm Forestry Internship
Type: Internship
Teacher: Peter Marshall
Location: Terra Preta Truffle Farm, Braidwood, NSW, Australia
Date: Sep 2009
Other course verified
Permaculture Home Gardening Course
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, The Channon, NSW, Australia
Date: Mar 2009
Other course unverified
Rainbow Valley Farm Internship
Type: Internship
Verifying teacher: Jocelyn Winters
Other Teachers: Trish Allen
Location: Matakana, New Zealand
Date: Jun 2009
Other course verified
Greenhouse design and management
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Jerome Osentowski
Location: Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Basalt, Colorado, USA
Date: May 2010
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Climate Zones
Aaron Jerad has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Sub tropical
Arid

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