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Tia Silvasy
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Orlando, FL, United States
Climate Zone:
Wet Tropical

My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Winter Park Urban Farm

Winter Park Urban Farm

Winter Park, US

Econ Farm

Econ Farm

Orlando, US


(projects i'm following)

Permaculture Institute Permablitz Hawaii The Orlando Center for Urban Permaculture Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute Surfers Without Borders Heathcote Botanical Garden's No Till Organic Garden Sustainable Kashi Eco Ola Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   The Fruitful Field Earth-n-us Urban Permaculture design The American Society of Permaculture Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest Permaculture Neighborhood Center Bhumi Agroforestry The Farm Ecovillage Training Center Nuestras Raices Farm Code Green Community Waihuena Farm Simple Food Midwest Permaculture The Chaikuni Institute Mini Food Forest Southern Beaches Community Garden Djanbung Gardens Permaculture Education Centre
Adina Lehrman Alex Nikesch Angela Breene Anja Kordon Annie Diaz B. Santifer R. Bouman Sherouse Bryan Konrad Christopher Snook David Bounds Douglas Groenveld Dustin wallerwork@gmail.com Elaine Smith Erica Klopf Erik Klockemann Francisco Rodriguez Gerry Segal Helder Valente Jim Rusk Joe Moraca Josh Adrianos Kaleo Ten Klifford J Fyshwick Kwang Mae Cho Leon Elt Loretta Buckner Mark Domingo Meleana Judd Michael Fonner mohammed fayed Neal Campbell Richard G. Powell Sheryl Dutton Shirin Cameron Soo Se Cho Terry Meer Tom Eisen Wes Gordon Zeljko Serdar
Adina Lehrman Alex Nikesch Andrew Drummond Andy Goldring Angel Serra Angela Rothweiler Annie Diaz Aurora Winslade Aybike Zengin Benjamin Fahrer Benjammin Zand Bill Mollison Bouman Sherouse Brad Lancaster Bronwyn White Bruce LeRoy Bryan Konrad Chris Carnevale Christine Guinand Cindy Dvergsten Cristy Abbott Dan Hemenway Dave Jacke Delvin Solkinson Drew Wilkinson Dustin wallerwork@gmail.com Eric Stewart Eric Toensmeier Erica Klopf Erik Klockemann Geoff Lawton Gerry Segal Hunter Heaivilin Jason Leue Jennifer Nazak Jennifer Tolentino Jerome Osentowski Jono Neiger Joseph C. Pierce Josh Adrianos Jude Fanton Kaleo Ten Karen Prosen Kay Baxter Koreen (Cory) Brennan Kwang Mae Cho Leon Elt Loretta Buckner Marcia Mello Marcus Thomson view all(91)
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About Tia Silvasy

Tia grew up on a 13-acre organic farm in Pittsburgh, PA and has had a lifelong passion for growing food organically and lessening our impact on Mother Earth. She has studied Permaculture in Costa Rica, Bio-dynamic gardening on the Big Island of Hawaii, and GROW BIOINTENSIVE gardening with John Jeavons in Willits, CA. Tia practices Permaculture on her 5-acre farm in East Orlando, works for University of Florida an a Florida-Friendly Extension Agent, is a certified arborist, earth lover, permaculturalist and completed Permaculture Tracher Training at the Permaculture Research Institute in Australia with Geoff Lawton.

Tia became interested in permaculture once she saw how productive the high density plantings of tropical fruit trees with pigeon peas were farming in Costa Rica. After reading Permaculture: A Designers Manual she was astounded by the limitless possibilities of permaculture in restoration of Mother Earth. Since learning of permaculture in 2003 Tia has taught many Permaculture Workshops and has gotten her Permaculture Design Certificate under Bradford White in Orlando, FL.

Projects have included management of the Winter Park Urban Farm, oversight of several community gardens in the Central Florida area, teaching Permaculture Design Courses, restoration of native habitats and teaching agriculture at community colleges. I want to continue to enhance my teaching skills, researching best practices and be able to spread the good works of permaculture worldwide.

My Links:
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Still trucking' back to Florida and now for the IPC in Cuba!

Never stop learning and always living it up to the fullest.

Posted over 10 years ago (1 comments)

Studying Permaculture in Australia!

Just arrived at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia!

Posted about 11 years ago (1 comments)

Farming on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

I'm excited to be part of a wonderful permaculture and organic farm site in Hawaii at Waihuena Farm!

Posted over 11 years ago (3 comments)

Permaculture Convergence wrap-up

What a stellar event the Florida Permaculture Convergence was!

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Immersion Orlando

Our newest course offering at the Econ Farm in Orlando, FL which will include 4 days on intensive hands on learning.

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Organizing the Florida Permaculture Convergence

I'm helping to organize the first ever Permaculture Convergence in Florida!

Posted over 11 years ago (2 comments)

Intro Class and Permablitz in West Palm, Florida

Tia Meer takes it to West Palm, FL to permie it out!

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Bamboo Building in Columbia

I just signed up for this exciting bamboo building workshop in Columbia!

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

Orlando Permaculture Design Course

Mid-stride into our fall OPCD at the Econ Farm!

Posted over 11 years ago (3 comments)

Permaculture month in Hawaii

Tias summer adventures including being a guest instructor of a Permaculture Design Course on the North Shore of Hawaii, teaching a Sustainable Gardening Workshop at Mohala Farms, and teaching at Noniland, David Wolf's property in Kauai. Bound to be a goo

Posted almost 12 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture in Panama

Impromptu demo at Finca Perezosos

Posted almost 12 years ago (0 comments)

Permaculture Florida

Just attended an awesome event with Eric Townsmeier

Posted about 12 years ago (1 comments)

Events at Winter Park Urban Farm

Come and learn and tour the farm!

Posted about 12 years ago (2 comments)

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop in Central Florida

One-day Permaculture Workshop on our Econ Farm.

Posted about 12 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Bradford White
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Mar 2011
Other course unverified
Type: Gardening
Verifying teacher: John Jeavons
Other Teachers: Carol Cox
Location: Ecology Action
Date: Nov 2008
Other course verified
Edible Forest Garden Intensive
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Eric Toensmeier
Location: Earth Learning Center
Date: May 2012
Other course verified
Bamboo Building Workshop
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Marcus Thomson
Other Teachers: Jagot Mohan Das
Location: Medellin, Columbia
Date: Dec 2012
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Permaculture Research Institute Australia
Date: May 2013
2 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
5 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Tia Silvasy
0 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Tia Silvasy has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical

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