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Kelly Simmons
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Boulder, CO, United States
Climate Zone:
Cold Temperate

My Projects

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Sunflower House

Sunflower House

Boulder, US

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About Kelly Simmons

I originally discovered permaculture in 1989 when I fell in love with the Designer's Manual and devoured it cover to cover. At the time, I lived in northern New Mexico and dreamed of becoming a farmer. I spent time volunteering on farms and teaching gardening to kids. I spent a lot of time experimenting on my own at home.

Since then, I have taken a couple of PDCs and gotten my Teacher's Certificate. In 2008 I went to Green School in Bali, Indonesia, where I developed a pilot curriculum in permaculture, taught faculty, staff and students about permaculture and assisted on a PDC with Chakra Widia and John Barrie Button.

I've had the good fortune to study with some great teachers and to help on great projects, mostly in Colorado, but also in Baja Mexico and Bali, Indonesia.

I have a degree in Environmental Studies from University of California where I studied natural history and wildlands, and a Master's Degree in Education. I'm also an ecological beekeeper.

I do occasional designs and consulting but mostly I teach. I am headed to Swarthmore College to teach permaculture in Feb 2011, and will be leading a PDC in northern Colorado in March. Turning others on to permaculture is one of the most rewarding, exciting and amazingly fun things I can think of to do.

I live on an urban demonstration and educational site, where I practice and experiment, in downtown Boulder, CO, USA.


Naturally Built Chicken (Chook) House

Built a nice chicken house out of found materials and mud.

Posted over 13 years ago (2 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Permaculture through the Seasons
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Sandy Cruz
Other Teachers: Sandy Cruz
Location: Boulder, CO
Date: Nov 2007
Other course unverified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Peter Bane
Other Teachers: Goodheart Brown
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Date: Feb 2008
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Climate Zones
Kelly Simmons has permaculture experience in:
Cold Temperate
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical

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