Teachers and Partners
A student of the originators of Permaculture, Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, Braden has gone on to study with many other leaders in the field. He has been teaching and consulting with this knowledge since 2007 and has taught at places as varied as Universities, the Earthship Academy, Haitian Farmers and the Haitian Ministry of Agriculture on behalf of USAID.
Chris finished his PDC in 2010 in Cincinnati and received his Teaching Certificate in 2014 with Peter Bane and Sandy Cruz. An urban community developer, he currently is the Director of Sustainability at Price Hill Will. Chris lives in the Sankofa House, a homestead dedicated to remembering what it is to be human and is implementing a variety of resilience projects with his neighbors, including community gardens, food forests, fig farms and a commons coppice project.
Trained as both a Permaculture Designer and Fish and Wildlife Manager, Doug has extensive knowledge surrounding landscape planning and food production systems. This regenerative design and implementation work spans the globe ranging in contexts and climates including tropical agro-forestry, Mediterranean organic gardening, and temperate suburban edible landscaping. To facilitate this work he founded TreeYo Permaculture thus building off his other formal training in small business management. Incorporating this knowledge and experience into sustainability educational programming has now become Doug’s main focus as he continues his ecological design and holistic development in various ecosystems.
Certified in 2001 at Lost Valley Education Center in Oregon by Toby Hemenway, Judd Hobbs and Rick Valley Ande went on to study with many of the leaders in the field. He has taught with us since 2008 and continues to consult with farms, homes, businesses communities, schools and more. He has been published in numerous publications and runs Lola's Botanicals with his wife, growing herbs, teas and medicinals offered through their Community Supported Herbalism program
Heavily under the influence of the first Earth Day Susan has been studying and teaching Life Sciences for more than 40 years. With degrees in Biology (BS) and Environmental Science (MS) she worked 20 years as a Project Scientist at the U.S. EPA. She was introduced to Permaculture in 1999, completed the PDC in 2011, and her teacher certification in 2014. When her own children entered school, she began volunteering and created the Dater Montessori Nature Center http://dmnaturecenter.wix.com/dater-nature)
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