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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 Monticello College
Geoffrey Angle Jared Stanley Joel Nisly John Athayde Rebecca Miller
Adriana Alzate Anthony Munene Ben Falk Bessie Yeap Bill Mollison Daniel Halsey Dave Jacke Debora achieng Nembi Drew Speziale elin lindhagen duby Eric Toensmeier Gaina Dunsire Geoff Lawton Jack Spirko Jeffrey Rust Jena Xidai Jianping (Cynthia) SONG Joshua Deel Justin Jia Justin Rhodes Kay Cafasso Kimberly Alexander Lesley Byrne Lia Ju Lin Chen Lu Zhao Marina Gorobevskaya Mark Shepard Matt Powers Merili Simmer Milo Tang Natalie Topa Nicholas Burtner rocky muuri Samantha Ayton Sheena Shah Stephen Moring Sukriti Gupta Sylas Lau Thomas Sommer VIOLET WAINAINA Wayne Weiseman William Lim Yangtao Wei
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About Michael Cooley

Michael obtained his PDC via Geoff Lawton, PRI, in 2013 , and had been a student of Permaculture Design for over 25 years prior to obtaining the PDC.

His interest in Permaculture came through an interest in sustainable food production and a desire for nutrient rich foods. He is particularly interested in the value of Agroforestry, Perennial food production, and medicinal plants and herbs. Michael is a Graduate student in Agroforestry at the University of Missouri.

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 Permaculture Design 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. He has taught various workshops and given numerous lectures on Permaculture to a variety of groups. He has also worked 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).

One of his ultimate goals is to teach the PDC and Agroforestry at the collegiate level and in developing countries where adequate nutrition is not readily available. He is looking to work in Aid work situations worldwide to further his experience in varied climates.

Michael is available as a permaculture design consultant and lecturer regarding Permaculture and Emergency Preparedness

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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 3 years ago (0 comments)

East Coast Preparedness Expo

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

Posted about 3 years ago (0 comments)

Mid Atlantic Preparedness and Survival Expo Workshop and discussion Panel

August 2014 expo presenter and Survivalist Panel member.

Posted over 3 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 3 years ago (0 comments)

Urban Permaculture for food security seminar

Opportunity to speak at an inner city Washington DC community group

Posted over 3 years ago (0 comments)
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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
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Climate Zones
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Cool Temperate

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