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Loretta Buckner
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Palm Harbor, FL, United States
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Sub tropical
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My Projects

(projects i'm involved in)

Casa Seranita

Casa Seranita

Palm harbor, US


(projects i'm following)

Porters Community Garden: Food Forest Earth-n-us Urban Permaculture design Zaytuna Farm, The home of the permaculture Research Institute   PermEco Inc. Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest We Are All Farmers Permaculture Institute Caribbean PRI of Barbados (CPRIB) Gulf Coast Permaculture Winter Park Urban Farm Holistic Beekeeping Rancho Mastatal Sustainability Education Center
Amy Rogan B. Santifer R. Birgit Albertsmeier Dwarakanath Jnaneswar Ekkirala Francisco Rodriguez Heloisa Dinsmore Jennifer Sereno Kayla Sosnow Leon Elt Mark Boland Mark Domingo Mike Mubaya Neal Campbell Nichole Fausey Theron Beaudreau Tia Silvasy
Adina Lehrman Amy Rogan Bruce LeRoy Burton Rosenberger Catherine Semrod Cliff Davis Dave Jacke Dwarakanath Jnaneswar Ekkirala Erler Pinho Geoff Lawton Helder Valente Heloisa Dinsmore Jono Neiger Jude Hobbs Kate Battersby Leon Elt Marcus Thomson Mario Yanez Michael Brahier Michael Roth Neal Campbell Nichole Fausey Patricia Allison Rasili O'Connor Richard Corey Robert Segundo Shad Qudsi Starhawk Starhawk Steve Burns Theron Beaudreau Tia Silvasy Wayne Weiseman
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About Loretta Buckner

Other than Permaculture, my primary passions are sailing and yoga--my perfect triad is Sailing ~ Yoga ~ Gardening. As one who is easily distracted by shiny objects and ("oh look! kittens!"), I also follow my passions where they lead, which means I start new projects and even businesses if the project looks good enough...a lot.

Current projects are "WeGrowFromHere.com" which is a registered non-profit in the state of Florida, and which has now spawned "Casa Seranita", a food forest/demonstration garden and learning & wellness center. Newest on this list is also "Durty Gurl" composting service.

All of this began back in the '70s when my dad tried organic farming during that recession--for me, permaculture was my philosophy long before the term was coined, and I am so grateful it was!

Loretta "holds space for transformation and cultivates inspiration", beginning as an organic farmer in the late 1970's, morphing into what is now known as "Permaculture", or Permanent Culture—a term coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren..
The Process
In 2009, like many in the current economy, she began a journey of hope in an attempt to get a better perspective on the future of life, the earth, and her human inhabitants. This journey led through yoga teacher training, to founding the non-profit community garden project "We Grow From Here, Inc." in 2010, to creating "Casa Seranita", an educational center and demonstration foodscape in 2013.
The Journey
Having now completed two PDCs (Permaculture Design Courses) and numerous other sustainable education and design courses, including "Designing Educational Ecosystems" (a permaculture teacher training) with Dave Jacke in 2014, she is now focusing on creating quality, creative education systems. The mission: to cultivate an understanding of the intricate systems of nature, so that we can all be at peace.
The Practice
Practicing Social Permaculture represents permaculture principles in action, and to that end, Loretta has volunteered to help organize two Florida Permaculture Convergences, the North American Permaculture Convergence, and is on the team for IPCC 2017 (the International Permaculture Congress Convergence), which will take place in Hyderabad, India.

Workshops are scheduled on Meetup in Florida and North Carolina Read and see more on her blog: WeGrowFromHere and Facebook: Real World Permaculture, Casa Seranita, Ollie’s Heartland, We Grow From Here


Another "Redesign Your Life with Permaculture" PDC underway, and our first ROOT CAMP

"Redesign Your Life" is a primarily Suburban PDC--aimed at re-connecting white-collar folks with the land. ROOT CAMP is our first collaborative teacher training, taking place in Denton Texas May, 2015.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

PDC has begun! "Re-Design Your Life with Permaculture"

"Design Your Home Foodscape" and a series of Intro to Permaculture classes and myriad workshops has now morphed into our first certificate course!

Posted almost 10 years ago (1 comments)

I Hold Space for Transformation and Cultivate Inspiration

Designing Educational Ecosystems with Dave Jacke in LaVergne, TN

Posted about 10 years ago (0 comments)

Photos from Projects

Casa Seranita and Ye Ol' Homestead, 2013

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The Lowest Common Denominator

latest Blogpost

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Online PDC Complete!

I am verifi-able =)

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My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher I'm female, single, and looking for a permaculture partner
My Permaculture Qualifications
PDC @ Sacred Lands
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Ken Benway
Other Teachers: Jacob Zamitto
Location: Sacred Lands (St. Petersburg, FL)
Date: Jan 2013
Pri verified
Permaculture Design Course
Type: Online Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: May 2013
Other course verified
Online Permaculture Earthworks
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: PRI of Australia
Date: Aug 2013
Other course verified
Whole Farm Design Course
Type: Other
Teacher: Jono Neiger
Location: Dade City, FL
Date: Aug 2013
Other course unverified
Toby Hemenway Urban Permaculture Design Workshop
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Teacher: Toby Hemenway
Location: Moccasin Lake Park, Clearwater, FL
Date: Nov 2012
Other course verified
Designing Educational Ecosystems
Type: Teacher Training
Verifying teacher: Dave Jacke
Other Teachers: Cliff Davis, Chris Jackson, Kim Almeida, Jessie Smith
Location: LaVergne, TN U.S.A.
Date: Mar 2014
Other course verified
Design Your Home Foodscape
Type: Introduction to Permaculture
Verifying teacher: Loretta Buckner
Other Teachers: Justin Marlin
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Date: May 2014
ReDesign Your Life with Permaculture
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Loretta Buckner
Other Teachers: Justin Marlin, Benjamin Dion, Jacob Zamitto, Andy Firk, Ken Benway, Cristy Abbott
Location: Palm Harbor, FL
Date: Aug 2014
2 PDC Graduates (list)
0 PRI PDC Graduates (list)
3 Other Course Graduates (list)
have acknowledged being taught by Loretta Buckner
0 have not yet been verified (list)
Climate Zones
Loretta Buckner has permaculture experience in:
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical

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