Caleb Gordon

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Caleb Gordon is the garden manager and intern coordinator at the Solar Living Institute. He has been living and working at the institute for three years where he is…

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Ellen Bauer

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ellen-Bauer.png[/image_frame] Ellen Bauer is the Public Health Division Director for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.  Prior to this assignment, she was the founding manager of Health Action, a…

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Matthew Stephens

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Matthew Anthony Stephens was born in Beverly on Chicago’s South Side. While the Windy City has not typically been the first place one would think of with regards to…

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Tara Marchant

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Tara Marchant is re-defining herself, like many others, in the emerging Green paradigm. As the Local Director for Emerald Cities Bay Area – Oakland Council, Tara is working across…

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Wes Roe

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Wes Roe is a co-founder of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, an educational non-profit founded in 2000 that has sponsored hundreds of workshops and events about permaculture and sustainability…

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Margie Bushman

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame]  Margie Bushman is a co-founder of the Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, an educational non-profit founded in 2000 that has sponsored hundreds of workshops and events about permaculture and sustainability…

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Toby Hemenway

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Kat-Steele-bio-photo.jpg[/image_frame] Toby Hemenway is the author of Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, which was awarded the Nautilus Gold Medal in 2011, was named by the Washington Post as one of the…

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Bayo Akomolafe

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/bayo.jpg[/image_frame] One word goes a long way to capture the restlessness of Bayo – subversion. Born in 1983 to Nigerian parents, Bayo’s lifelong quest for absolute ‘truth’ was his most…

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Pennie Opal Plant

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Rick-head-shot-resized.jpg[/image_frame] Pennie Opal Plant, (Yaqui, Mexican, English, Dutch, Choctaw, Cherokee and Algonquin Ancestry), has been an activist for over 30 years, working on anti-nuclear, environmental, and indigenous rights campaigns. Pennie…

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Warren Brush

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/warren-brush.jpg[/image_frame] Warren Brush is a mentor, storyteller, a certified Permaculture designer and teacher, as well as a husband, a father and a grandfather. He has worked for over 25 years…

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Brandi Mack

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Brandi-Mack.jpg[/image_frame] Brandi Mack is a mother, holistic health educator, therapeutic massage therapist, and permaculture designer. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Service Management and a certification from Starhawk's Earth…

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Brock Dolman

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Brock_Dolman.jpg[/image_frame] Brock Dolman is nationally recognized as a leading permaculture educator and innovative design consultant. He is co-­founder and program director of the widely acclaimed Occidental Arts and Ecology Center…

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Michael Pilarski

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Michael-_Skeeter_-Pilarski.jpg[/image_frame] Michael Pilarski founded Friends of the Trees Society in 1978 to double the world's forest cover. He has been studying, writing, teaching and doing hands-on earth repair activities ever…

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Robert Kourik

Robert Kourik started his organic maintenance and landscape design company in 1975—long before the word sustainable "existed". Since that time his designs, consulting and books have focused on organic and sustainable gardens, water management,…

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Kat Steele

[image_frame align="left" height="200" width="200" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/156katsteele.png[/image_frame] Kat Steele is a permaculture activist, designer, educator and founder of the Urban Permaculture Guild in Oakland, CA. She facilitates workshops on ecological design, sustainability, facilitation, permaculture and holistic…

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Ana-Marie Jones

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Ana-Marie Jones is the Executive Director of CARD - Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters, a nonprofit located in Alameda County, California. Created by local community agencies after the 1989…

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Trathen Heckman

Trathen Heckman is the co-founder of Daily Acts Organization, Board President of Transition U.S. and a front yard farmer. Trathen educates and works with engaged citizens and leaders to provide innovative solutions, which harness…

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Aaron Lehmer-Chang

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"]http://permacultureconvergence.com.webserver.vera.asdf456.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Aaron_Headshot_2015.jpg[/image_frame] Aaron Lehmer-Chang, who comes out of the San Francisco Bay Area's social and environmental justice movement, is a veteran of fair trade fights. He participated in the "Battle of…

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