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Erik Blender
Portland, OR, United States
Climate Zone:
Cool Temperate

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Andrew Millison Dave Boehnlein Forest Petersen Heather Spalding Jessi Bloom Jonathan Dempster Joshua Smith Marisha Auerbach Taj  Scicluna
Andrew Millison Geoff Lawton Marisha Auerbach Robyn Francis
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About Erik Blender

Erik Blender is a Permaculture Designer & Teacher based in the Pacific NW, USA. From 1996 – 2002, Erik worked in post-conflict and emergency aid situations in former Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan. Developing a deep sense of true sustainable development, he returned to Oregon, where he designs and installs multifunctional, edible, and ecological systems for private and community lands.

- Certified Permaculture Designer – studied under Toby
Hemenway at Portland State University (2008-2009)
- Certified Teacher of Permaculture – studied under Jude Hobbs &
Andrew Millison at Cascadia Permaculture Institute (2009)
- Installed Perennial Food Forests in Portland, OR (2009-2011)
- Installed large-scale Permaculture slope restoration designs on
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge in Portland, OR (2009-2010)
- Founded Schiller Farms Eco-Village, Portland, OR (2010)
- Country Director in Tajikistan/Afghanistan for United Methodist
Committee on Relief – sustainable development programs for
post-civil war and emergency cross-border relief programs
- MA from Bryn Mawr College in Group Dynamics and Language
Acquisition (1998)
- Fluent in Russian language


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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Toby Hemenway
Location: Portland State University
Date: Sep 2008
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Climate Zones
Erik Blender has permaculture experience in:
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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