|Orlando, FL, United States|
(projects i'm involved in)
Winter Park, US
(projects i'm following)
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.
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Just arrived at the Permaculture Research Institute of Australia!
I'm excited to be part of a wonderful permaculture and organic farm site in Hawaii at Waihuena Farm!
What a stellar event the Florida Permaculture Convergence was!
Our newest course offering at the Econ Farm in Orlando, FL which will include 4 days on intensive hands on learning.
I'm helping to organize the first ever Permaculture Convergence in Florida!
Tia Meer takes it to West Palm, FL to permie it out!
I just signed up for this exciting bamboo building workshop in Columbia!
Mid-stride into our fall OPCD at the Econ Farm!
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
Impromptu demo at Finca Perezosos
Just attended an awesome event with Eric Townsmeier
Come and learn and tour the farm!
One-day Permaculture Workshop on our Econ Farm.
|Permaculture Design Course|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Bradford White|
|Location: Orlando, FL|
|Date: Mar 2011|
|GROW BIOINTENSIVE 3-Day Workshop|
|Verifying teacher: John Jeavons|
|Other Teachers: Carol Cox|
|Location: Ecology Action|
|Date: Nov 2008|
|Edible Forest Garden Intensive|
|Teacher: Eric Toensmeier|
|Location: Earth Learning Center|
|Date: May 2012|
|Bamboo Building Workshop|
|Verifying teacher: Marcus Thomson|
|Other Teachers: Jagot Mohan Das|
|Location: Medellin, Columbia|
|Date: Dec 2012|
|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)|
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