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Kari-Lynn Nelson
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate

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Andrew Millison Jonathan Dempster Kyle Chamberlain
Geoff Lawton
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About Kari-Lynn Nelson

I like to think that I've practiced diversity in my personal life for as long as I can remember. I have lived what feels like many different lives on my short time on this earth. From the glamorous world of fashion all the way to the jungles of Latin America, and everything in between, its been a crazy and glorious ride so far. My educational background is in Environmental Sciences and I have worked for corporate consulting firms, NGO's and on my own personal design projects. Whether living in the midst of skyscrapers or deep in the jungle, each day I try to continuously shape the perma-life that I always desired.

I became interested in Permaculture on my first trip to Central America in 2000. I had randomly found myself on a permaculture farm, after having just been exposed to poverty beyond my wildest imagination, and it was there that I realized that I had just stumbled onto the answer to all of the world's problems. It was love at first site. My continuous travels have only heightened my excitement to learn and share knowledge about this incredible system of living sustainably.

Currently, I am working on a few permaculture projects, while managing my online, healthy eating blog. I have a one acre orchard in Caribbean Costa Rica which I am designing as a permaculture test farm, to educate the local community about sustainable farming. I am also helping to design and implement permaculture principles on a one hectare, oceanfront property in Newfoundland, Canada. That property presents an exciting challenge in creating usable micro-climates and so far (thanks to permaculture concepts) we have been successful in growing several varieties of fruit trees that would otherwise be unable to grow in such a cold, windy climate. Additionally, I am working on the design of a food-forest/conservation site on another one hectare property in Costa Rica which is completely off the grid.
I am on the move alot already but I woluld love to be involved in more permaculture projects worldwide, especially those that focus on local community education initiatives.

Grow the Love. Namaste.


My Badges
Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Certificate
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Andrew Millison
Other Teachers: Larry Korn, Jude Hobbs, Marisha Auerbach
Location: Oregon State University
Date: Jun 2010

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