Alan Booker 's Profile
Alan Booker
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Joined:
09/06/2012
Location:
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Climate Zone:
Warm Temperate
Gender:
Male
Web site:
eldenbridge.org





My Projects

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The Eldenbridge Institute

The Eldenbridge Institute

Huntsville, US


Projects

(projects i'm following)

Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   PRI New Zealand (Koanga Institute) Kotare Village Community Land Trust
Followers
Aaron Nugent Aldon Whitehead David Pitman Gao Zoua Downs J. L. Jones Jesse Akozbek Josh Freeman Joshua Dean Michael Boretsky Michael Kay Sarah Livingston
Following
Albert Bates Daniel Halsey Darren J.  Doherty Geoff Lawton Kay Baxter Rob Avis Warren Brush
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About Alan Booker

Alan graduated from Auburn University in Electrical Engineering with a focus on computer architecture and neural networks. He currently has over 25 years of experience as a systems engineer and systems architect working in digital telecommunications and large-scale computer systems.

As he gained experience in the industry throughout the 1990’s, Alan began to understand the long-term problems being created by modern design practices. In researching possible solutions, he became interested in Permaculture due to its holistic design approach and track record of creating workable solutions in a wide range of climates and ecosystems around the world.

Alan started studying Permaculture in 2002 and completed his PDC with Geoff Lawton in 2007. After several years of field experience and a variety of advanced training, Alan completed the Permaculture Teacher Training class with Geoff Lawton in 2012 and began to add Permaculture to the classes and workshops he was already teaching on community development, health and nutrition, and nature connection.

From early experiences learning edible and medicinal plants, Alan developed a love of being outdoors and observing natural systems. By his early twenties, he was teaching wilderness skills, survival, and other nature connection skills. Today, Alan uses this background to help students more deeply understand natural ecosystems in order to become better designers.

In addition to teaching the PDC, Alan also provides consulting and workshops on earthworks, soil remediation, composting, forest gardening, holistic management of pastureland, keyline design, aquaculture and aquaponics, off-grid energy systems, and natural building systems.

Alan is the founder and lead instructor of the Eldenbridge Institute, which provides education and research in support of regenerative communities.

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My Badges
Consultant Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
PDC
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Geoff Lawton
Other Teachers: Darren Doherty
Location: Portland, Oregon
Date: May 2007
Other course verified
Water Harvesting Earthworks
Type: Earthworks
Verifying teacher: Gregory Landua
Other Teachers: Rick Valley
Location: Ecovillage Training Center, Summertown TN
Date: Sep 2008
Other course unverified
Forest Gardens
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Gregory Landua
Location: Ecovillage Training Center, Summertown TN
Date: Sep 2008
Other course verified
Mushroom Cultivation
Type: Other
Teacher: Cliff Davis
Location: Huntsville, AL
Date: Mar 2012
Other course verified
Greenhouse Intensive
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Jerome Osentowski
Location: Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Basalt CO
Date: May 2012
Other course verified
PRI PDC Teacher Training Course
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia
Date: Aug 2012
Other course verified
Biointensive Gardening
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Kay Baxter
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia
Date: Aug 2012
Other course verified
Seed Saving and Food Security
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Kay Baxter
Location: Zaytuna Farm, NSW, Australia
Date: Aug 2012
Other course unverified
High-Density Grazing & Holistic Management
Type: Other
Verifying teacher: Ian Mitchell-Innes
Other Teachers: Mark Bader
Location: Sequatchie Cove Farm, Tennessee
Date: May 2012
Other course unverified
Life in the Soil, Compost, & Compost Tea
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Dr. Elaine Ingham
Location: Rodale Institute
Date: Oct 2012
Other course unverified
Holzer AgroEcology
Type: Other
Teacher: Sepp Holzer
Location: Bozeman, MT
Date: Mar 2013
Other course unverified
Soil Microscopy & Microscope Practicum
Type: Soil Biology/Compost
Teacher: Dr. Elaine Ingham
Location: Rodale Institute
Date: Jun 2013
Other course verified
Keyline Design
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Owen Hablutzel
Location: Summertown, TN
Date: Jun 2014
Other course unverified
Graphic Illustration for Permaculture Design
Type: Other
Teacher: Daniel Halsey
Location: Prior Lake, MN
Date: Jan 2015
Other course unverified
Seed School Teacher Training
Type: Gardening
Teacher: Bill McDorman
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date: Mar 2016
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Climate Zones
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Cold Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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