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…

Matt Powers on Regenerative Living

Matt Powers on Regenerative Living Making a difference through social permaculture and gardening with a new curriculum.   Matt is an experienced teacher, family guy, author, consultant, farmer, seed saver, plant breeder, musician, blogger, & permaculturist. He frequently speaks at conferences, colleges, schools, and events about permaculture and education. Applying his years of working as…

Saskia Esslinger on teaching gardening

Saskia Esslinger on teaching gardening Providing a curriculum resource for gardening teachers.   Saskia is a passionate gardener who believes everyone can grow some of their own food. She is trained in Permaculture, Environmental Science, and Regenerative Entrepreneurship. After turning a house in Anchorage, Alaska into an abundant urban homestead, she created a successful business…

Sean Quinn on Vertical Farming

Sean Quinn on Vertical Farming Considering design in architecture and its impact on urban agriculture.   Sean leads the Sustainable Design practice of HOK San Francisco, a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm. He’s responsible for coordinating services across the firm’s Pacific Region.  His approach to sustainable design is grounded in climatically tailored solutions…

Shawn and Beth Dougherty on Farmsteading

Shawn and Beth Dougherty on Farmsteading Utilizing managed intensive grazing to maximize benefit for land and animals.   Shawn and Beth have been farming together since the 1980’s, for the last twenty years in eastern Ohio, where they manage 24 acres designated by the state as ‘not suitable for agriculture’.  Using intensive grazing as the primary source…