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Brian Kerkvliet
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Joined:
13/04/2012
Location:
Bellingham, WA, United States
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate
Web site:
www.inspirationfarm.com/newif/welcome.html





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Inspiration Farm

Inspiration Farm

Bellingham, US


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About Brian Kerkvliet

I have been interested in gardening and appropriate technology since I was a kid. Inspired by my grandpa Jerry who ran an integrated farm on South Whidbey island. He was visited by Bill Mollison in the early 70's. After taking many short workshops on animals, grafting, gardening etc. my wife took a PDC with the Bullock brothers which I visited often. We held a PDC in 2009 here at Inspiration Farm featuring Robin Francis and Doug Bullock as instructors among others.
Inspiration Farm is an 11 acre homestead styled farm since 1994. Integrating Biodynamic and Permaculture practices in relation to annual & perennial food systems, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, land/water nutrient management. Currently we have 1.5 acres in annual production and 2 acres of fruit, nut and other perennials. We have chickens, milk cow, goats and raise turkeys and pigs most years. Our vision at Inspiration Farm is to co-create an environment to experiment and learn methods of creative and regenerative, resilient thriving.

Biodynamic farming is a type of organic farming that incorporates an understanding of natural dynamic forces not yet fully understood by science. By working creatively with these subtle energies, we are able to significantly enhance the health of our farm affecting the quality of the soil, nutrition and flavor of the food grown.

Throughout the year we have a variety of Events, Tours and Workshops. This year we are hosting several workshops on permaculture and sustainable practices. Contact us if you would like to be notified on workshops that we will be hosting or would like to bring a group for a experiential farm tour.

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Consultant Pdc teacher
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Permaculture Design at Inspiration Farm
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Bruce Horowitz
Other Teachers: Doug Bullock, Robin Francis, Chris Solar, Larry Dobson, David Zang, Sarah Sullivan
Location: Inspiration Farm
Date: Apr 2009
Pri verified
Geoff Lawton's online PDC
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: online
Date: Mar 2013
Other course verified
Earthworks Course
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: online
Date: Jul 2013
Other course verified
Advanced Permaculture Design
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Verifying teacher: Dave Boehnlein
Other Teachers: Douglas Bullock, Sam Bullock, Paul Kersley
Location: Orcas Island
Date: Aug 2017
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Climate Zones
Brian Kerkvliet has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Wet/Dry Tropical

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