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Jim Barton
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Joined:
03/02/2011
Location:
Asheville, North Carolina (NC), United States
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate
Gender:
Male





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About Jim Barton

I am starting the Smith Mill Creek School. I helped to start the Asheville Permaculture Guild, as well the first attempt at Transition Town Asheville, starting in December 2006.

I learned about permaculture in 1998 from the magazine HopeDance, by Bob Banner (San Luis Obispo, CA). I was very intrigued by the way he blended big picture and local issues of ecology, peace and psychology.

I majored in history in college, and that's influenced the way I approach situations-- by asking how they emerged. I studied the West German Green Party onsite in Bremen in the mid-eighties (and learned German to do so).

My strength is not in my gardening or green building skills, but in political activism, and a focus on trying to act locally in light of large global realities around military/peace issues, the ecocrisis, global poverty & governance.

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My Permaculture Qualifications
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PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Chuck Marsh
Other Teachers: Peter Bane
Location: Earthaven, Black Mountain, NC
Date: Sep 2005
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PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Toby Hemenway
Other Teachers: Larry Santoyo
Location: Woodbourne, NY
Date: Aug 2008

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