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Thomas Sommer
Seattle, WA, United States
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate

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My home garden PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute) Earth Passengers Urban Agriculture in Taiwan The Hummingbird Project
Alex Nikesch Alexandre Albert Ben Habib Cheng Qiu Craig Arnett James Brown Jena Xidai João Gonçalves Justin Jia Justin Lau Karen Prosen Kevin Melia Lia Ju Lin Chen Lu Zhao Marina Gorobevskaya Marine Piana Martin Elborg Matt Schreck Michael Cooley michael thevenet Nathan Duddles Niels Munk Olof Jönnerstig Rae Fuller Sylas Lau Tamás Turcsán Ted Swagerty Theron Beaudreau Tiffany Grell Ty Teissere
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About Thomas Sommer

Hey friends!

After living and working in China for 8 years, the last 6 as a student, practitioner and teacher of applied ecology, permaculture and natural building, I'm back in Seattle.

I'm preparing to go back to grad school (again), this time to study Environmental Engineering. My previous work in permaculture design has introduced me to the wonderful world of green infrastructure. In my opinion, this is where urban permaculture and engineering meet.

My take on permaculture - it's a relearning of the ancient and intrinsic art of design; the practice of arranging earth, plants, animals, people and ideas to improve the interrelationships between them. In other words, it's using our natural brains and bodies to enhance ecological relationships in natural ecosystems. It's making nature better by being a part of it, intelligently.


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Consultant Aid worker
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course at The Panya CQ, Korat, Thailand
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Christian Shearer
Other Teachers: geoffroy godeau, Theron Beaudreau, Toni Robinson
Location: Amphoe Sikhiu, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
Date: Feb 2012

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