Marisha Auerbach has been actively practicing, studying, and teaching Permaculture in the Pacific Northwest for over a decade, specializing in food production, seedsaving, ecology, and useful plants. Her practical experience has been gained while living in both rural and urban locations. Currently, Marisha is employed as a permaculture teacher working for universities including Oregon State University, Portland Community College, and Pacific University. She also works with a number of non-profit organizations including The City Repair Project, Aprovecho Education Center, Lost Valley Education Center, Fertile Ground Community Center, and Planet Repair. Marisha teaches an annual course in Belize at the Maya Mountain Research Farm.
Marisha is committed to sharing her passions for food security, seedsaving, permaculture, ecology, cottage industry, and positive futures. She has developed several permaculture based businesses including providing edible flowers and other gourmet specialty food items to restaurants, plantable greeting cards, a plant nursery, and herbal medicines. Marisha has offered permaculture work from the forests of Vietnam to the Rocky Mountains of the United States to the stressed conditions of Haiti. She holds advanced permaculture certificates in Permaculture Aid Work and Keyline Planning.
Marisha graduated from the Evergreen State College in 1998 where she focused on ethnobotany, ecological agriculture, and sustainability studies. She currently resides in Portland, OR. Marisha can be found online at www.permaculturerising.com.