|Providence, Rhode Island, United States|
(projects i'm involved in)
I am a computer programmer, avid planter, and Permaculture consultant. I have been working on my own small, urban garden for the past decade and am now taking my enthusiasm to the next level.
I have always been interested in sustainability, and how very difficult this is to achieve in our modern lives. As a 12-year-old I wanted, and got, chickens. The first thing I did when I bought my small urban plot was to plant fruit trees and grape vines. The study and practice of Permaculture gives me a further opportunity to learn about and to develop sustainable models in a challenging environment.
My goal is to build a Permaculture network in Rhode Island and southern New England. To make Permaculture viable as an alternative lifestyle, we must benefit from the crowd-sourcing principles that have made things like the Internet so successful. Before we called it crowd-sourcing, we called it community. As long as we are buying our plants from large distributors, rather than sharing them with our neighbors, we will be stuck with a corporate culture of competition and greed. Permaculture is the most viable program I have found for moving back toward sustainability.
|Permaculture Design Course|
|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton|
|Date: Apr 2014|