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Tyrone LaFay
Ventura, CA, United States
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Darla Schoenrock Loren Taylor Luyendyk Marcelo Bermudez Robyn Francis Romuald Reber Valeria Andrews
Cecilia Macaulay Geoff Lawton Jan Steinman Justin Tilson Katherine Steele Marisha Auerbach Penny Livingston Stark Robin Clayfield Robyn Francis
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About Tyrone LaFay

Tyrone is the director/founder of Earthcare Design Solutions – an organization focused on community capacity and resilience building through offering services in Permaculture, sustainable settlement and ecological design education & consultation. Tyrone is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Huxley College of Environmental Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In addition, he also holds qualifications in Permaculture, Ecovillage Design, Transition Town Training and Design Charrette Management & Facilitation from USA, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Over the past twelve years, Tyrone has been very active in the sustainable communities movement teaching permaculture, ecological design, ecovillage design, applied human ecology and sustainable living skills in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the west coast of the US. He has been working for the past eight years as an Associate Faculty member with the Village Design Institute teaching ecovillage design and coordinated the establishment of O.U.R. Ecovillage’s Permaculture and Sustainable Community Design Programs from 2004 – 2006. While in graduate school, Tyrone has had the opportunity to study abroad in Italy while working on a sustainable urban development plan for the city of Sorso on the Italian island of Sardinia; research for Cal Poly Pomona campus greenhouse-gas emissions and planning strategies for the potential of carbon sequestration of it’s landscapes; and work with a local non-profit for the permaculture design of an AIDS orphanage village in Mozambique, Africa. His interests include participatory processes in sustainable community development, natural building, local food security, conservation design, eco-cities, green infrastructure, and transition town planning for resilience in response to peak oil and climate change. He is currently working with the local government of the City of Ventura, California on developing a Post-Peak Oil and Climate Change Community Action Plan.


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My Permaculture Qualifications
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Teacher: Michael 'Skeeter' Pilarski
Location: Herb 'N Relief Farm, Twisp, Methow Valley, Washington
Date: Jun 1999
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P.L.A.N.E.T. Organic: (Permaculture, Low-impact Agriculture, and Natural Ecology Training)
Type: Permaculture Diploma
Teacher: Robina McCurdy
Location: Takaka, Golden Bay, New Zealand
Date: Jan 2002
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