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Michael Cooley
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Woodstock, Virginia, United States
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Cool Temperate
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Woodstock, US


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Elisha's Spring - A PermaEthos Farm Natural Capitalâ„¢ Plant Database Hangzhou Permaculture Education Center HK Perma Club Happy Food Farm The Farm Ecovillage Training Center Utah Permaculture Initiative VerdEnergia Pacifica Permaculture Research Institute-Kenya
Donna Armstrong Geoffrey Angle Gerald Shenk Jared Stanley Joanna Bova Joel Nisly John Athayde Kelly Hilliard Kirk Barley Laura Williamson Mert Brubaker Nicole Amato Paulina Pence Rebecca Miller
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About Michael Cooley

Michael is an Agricultural Specialist with Equipping Leaders International https://equippingleadersinternational.org and an Agroforestry Expert with reNature Foundation https://www.renature.co.

His interest in Permaculture came through an interest in perennial food production and a desire for nutrient-rich foods. He is particularly interested in the value of Agroforestry and Permaculture for Agricultural development, food security, and medicinal plants and herbs. Michael has a Master's Degree and a Graduate Certificate in Agroforestry from the University of Missouri. He obtained his PDC via Geoff Lawton, PRI, in 2013, and had been a student of Sustainable Agriculture for over 25 years prior to obtaining the PDC.

Michael's prior career experiences as a licensed Financial Advisor and Human Resources Executive, as well as various areas of emergency management, have given him unique perspectives on the economics of Agricultural Development and the management of inputs. Michael also has degrees in Political Science and Business Management, giving him important knowledge of policy formation and financial development.

He received a certificate in Permaculture Teacher Training in 2015 at Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture from Wayne Weiseman. He has taught the PDC at the college level, presented various workshops, and, given numerous lectures on Permaculture to a wide variety of groups. He has also consulted with numerous landholders for Permaculture Design Plans.

Michael is presently creating a Permaculture demonstration site on acreage in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (temperate climate). he has active projects in Kenya, Sierra Leone, Kwa Zulu-Natal, and Malawi.

One of his ultimate goals is to promote Permaculture and Agroforestry at the collegiate level and in developing countries where adequate nutrition is not readily available.

Michael is available as a Permaculture/Agroforestry Design consultant and lecturer.



2015 MAPSE Expo Speaker on Permaculture

Lecturer on Permaculture and retreat food production as well as sitting on Survivalist expert panel for panel Q&A session.

Posted almost 9 years ago (0 comments)

East Coast Preparedness Expo

Speaker on session regarding Retreat Food Production and Survival Panel Q&A panel member.

Posted about 9 years ago (0 comments)

Mid Atlantic Preparedness and Survival Expo Workshop and discussion Panel

August 2014 expo presenter and Survivalist Panel member.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Washington DC Urban Resiliency Weekend workshop presenter

Conducted a workshop for the DC Urban Resiliency Weekend on Five Permaculture Plants for Food Resilience.

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Urban Permaculture for food security seminar

Opportunity to speak at an inner city Washington DC community group

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)
My Badges
Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Pri verified
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: May 2013
Other course verified
Type: Earthworks
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Aug 2013
Other course verified
Reading The Landscape
Type: Other
Teacher: Geoff Lawton
Location: Online
Date: Jul 2014
Other course verified
Permaculture Teacher Training
Type: Teacher Training
Teacher: Wayne Weiseman
Location: Kinstone Academy of Applied Permaculture
Date: Oct 2015
8 PDC Graduates (list)
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Climate Zones
Michael Cooley has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate
Sub tropical
Wet/Dry Tropical
Wet Tropical
Dry Tropical

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