Native San Franciscan city boy with an environmentalist twist. Applied Art&Design univ degree which led me into a career in Graphic Design < www.swirlspace.com/design >, which led me to create a Hemp Clothing line in 2000 < www.swirlspace.com >, which led me to Urban Sustainability non-profit work which led me to (Urban) Permaculture.
In 2004 I took my first "Intro to Permaculture" course in San Francisco and several workshops with Greywater, cob, and more. I finally had time to complete my first PDC in Feb 2012 from RDI in California (12-month course started in 2011)... Simultaneously organized a PDC intensive in Mexico which i sat thru in March 2012. This connected me to some ongoing projects and see there is a demand for Permaculture in Mexico but not enough learning opportunities. So i hope to organize more ocurses at various locations throughout central mexico.
I've been contracted to work on a PermaCULTURE project with the Huichol indigenous people in Mexico drylands < www.TheHuicholCenter.org > This project encompasses many of my diverse skills and interests: Permaculture, Event organization, EcoBusiness Development, Design (Graphics, Web), Mexico & Spanish, Indigenous culture... We have 2 backyard garden sites with poultry and (soon) rabbits, and a 3 hectacre farm site currently in design phase. So much to learn with traditional farmers while sharing Permaculture ideas and philosophy!
|PDC - 4 Seasons at RDI|
|Type: Permaculture Diploma|
|Verifying teacher: Penny Livingston-Stark|
|Other Teachers: Lydia Nielsen, Lauren Dalberth, John Valenzuela|
|Location: Regenerative Design Institute (RDI), Bolinas CA|
|Date: Mar 2011|
|Permaculture Sayulita PDC|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Verifying teacher: Benjamin Fahrer|
|Other Teachers: Hannah Apricot Eckberg, Cuauhtemoc landeros|
|Location: TierraLuz Eco-Community|
|Date: Mar 2012|