Josh Trought on Community-Scale Permaculture Farming

Josh Trought on Community-Scale Permaculture Farming. Appreciating the wonders of a community farm with a resilient lifestyle. – – – – Born to two service-oriented medical professionals, he spent most of his upbringing in the fields and forests of North Carolina which at the time was transitioning from a rural agricultural economy into a service…

Perrine HERVE-GRUYER on Miraculous Abundance

Perrine Herve-Gruyer on Miraculous Abundance. Learning self-sufficient farming from scratch on an organic farm in France. – – – – Perrine has worked as an international lawyer and head of the legal department of a major company in Asia, and has volunteered with the High Commissioner for Refugees. When she turned thirty, Perrine radically changed…

Kate Miller on Bioregional Herbal Medicine

Kate Miller on Bioregional Herbal Medicine. Sourcing herbs and plants for health from the local ecosystem. – – – – Kate is a bioregional community herbalist, medicinal herb grower, & Permaculture Design Teacher.  She is both formally trained and self-taught in the field of Permaculture Design, with focus on Dry-land Herb Farming, Herbal Medicine, Mountain…

Shawn Jadrnicek on The Bio-Integrated Farm

Shawn Jadrnicek on The Bio-Integrated Farm. Maximizing functions from landscape elements to save time, energy and money. – – – – Shawn has nourished his interest in sustainability through work as an organic farmer, nursery grower, extension agent, arborist, and landscaper, and now as the manager of Clemson University’s Student Organic Farm. From his earliest…

Matthew Shepherd on Planting to Feed Bees.

Matthew Shepherd on Planting to Feed Bees. Expanding the habitat of an essential pollinator through garden choices. – – – – Matthew’s career began in England where he established a successful community-based conservation program in Essex and helped to create Samphire Hoe, an award-winning nature park. He has also worked with local communities and government…

Shaun Keesee on Bio-intensive Farming

Shaun Keesee on Bio-intensive Farming. A beginner’s experience converting to larger scale organic farming. – – – – Shaun has an upstart one-acre mini-farm called BioManna Farms in Warrenton, NC.  On his farm he grows using a combination of conventional and bio-intensive techniques, slowly moving towards a completely organic set up and is growing in…

Brandon Peterman on Natural Building

Brandon Peterman on Natural Building Constructing buildings and materials from locally sourced ingredients. Brandon grew up in Southern California and went to University of Southern California Riverside.  Always feeling a connection to nature, he has been living on homesteads in the woods for the past four years and has been actively doing natural building for…

Andrew Millison on Scaling up Permaculture

Andrew Millison on Scaling up Permaculture Sharing a regenerative design system and the medicine our planet needs. Andrew has been studying, teaching and practicing permaculture since he took his first design course in 1996. He began teaching permaculture design at the college level in 2001 and has been an instructor at Oregon State University in…