I work as a permaculture designer, consultant, educator and installer as well as a traditional woodworker, natural builder and community organizer. I have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, pursued a self-designed training in permaculture strategies over four years, apprenticing with the likes of Dan Hemenway, Jerome Osentowski (Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute), Ianto Evans and the Cob Cottage Company, Drew Langsner of Country Workshops, Ben Law (British coppice worker), and Peter Bane.
I first learned about Permaculture while studying sustainability during college at the Auroville eco-village in south India. It instantly spoke to me as a positivist strategy to manifest change in the world and I've been on that path ever since.
Today I work in several complementary arenas, teaching and consulting around the northeastern United States and beyond. I offer keyline design, consulting and subsoil plowing services, teach permaculture design, traditional woodworking and natural building courses and also have co-organized and manage a community-based permaculture initiative in Burlington Vermont called Burlington Permaculture.
|Permaculture Design Course|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton|
|Location: Tagari Farm, Tyalgum, NSW, Australia|
|Date: Jan 2000|
|Permaculture Teacher Training|
|Type: Teacher Training|
|Verifying teacher: Peter Bane|
|Other Teachers: Andrew Goodheart Brown|
|Location: Grailville, Ohio|
|Date: Feb 2008|
|Keyline Design Course|
|Teacher: Darren J. Doherty|
|Location: Ithaca, NY|
|Date: Jun 2007|