Dee D.

Event Organizer


New York, NY
Hometown: NYC

Member since:

October 22, 2009


How did you become interested in permaculture?

I was absorbed in gardening "permaculture style" for 6 years on a piece of land at the top of Queens. I was working on a documentary about why the town of Reston was developed. Why are't there more pedestrian communities with village centers if this is what people are seeking? Over the past decade there has been a movement toward more walkable communities, like where I grew up -- "historic" Reston. People call it an experiment. Since then I have interviewed the founder, the original developer, Mr Robert E Simon, and other elders about early Reston. A town that was to be about people not buildings.

If you have taken a Permaculture Design Course, who was your was your teacher and what year did you receive your certification?

2009 Faust

How are you currently applying the permaculture principles in your life? (Care of people and the earth, fair distribution of surplus, promotion of diversity, cooperation, integration, zero waste, etc.: Like minded people, working to design lifestyles that empower people while leaving a by-product of better water air & soil. A village piece by piece, person by person.

What are some of your favorite permaculture resources? (Books, videos, websites, etc.)

-Earthdance: living systems in Evolution - Ecocities: Richard Register: with a brief history of settlement design

What are some aspects of life in New York that you would like to see the group address from a permaculture perspective? (For example: land use patterns, the banking and healthcare systems, transportation, housing, community development, food, waste

Yes all the above. Although MoS is a wordpress theme I use for the non-profit, I have designed many web sites (with programmers). I work with companies to design promotions, packaging, their logos, web sites. Understanding Permaculture Design thinking is very helpful for all businesses.


An instigator at MoS DD's Living System designs thrive on intraconnected social ecologies.

What Dee D. is saying about this Meetup Group

Fun to have so many wonderful people in one place and a squished delightful reception. We continued at Jimmy's No 43 afterwards. Remember to contact to get involved with the upcoming Mud Ball Ball, Sun 6/1. We are in the fun planning/brainstorming phase. Participate, partner, or simply be listed as a "thumbs-up advocate". Our mission is to make bioremediation-cycles a by-product of human routine and amusement - a maker fair of bioremediation.

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  • Noriko H.

    The New York Permaculture Meetup

    Hi DD
    i met you on monday at the monthly meeting, and willing to attend to BD party today at your house? (if i get it correc)

    6;00 pm somewhere in east village , i remember, but do not know where exactly..

    Dec 05, 2013 4:35 PM
  • Ilyse K.

    The New York Permaculture Meetup

    gosh i keep crossing paths with you all across different realms :-)

    Jun 26, 2013 9:35 PM
  • Ellen

    Hi DeeDee. I'm very interested in getting involved in Permaculture and other earth friendly practices. I would also be delighted to help out with your mud ball project. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
    Best wishes,
    Ellen Ryan

    Apr 24, 2011 1:50 PM
  • Kate I.

    Is there more information about the documentary available?

    Feb 06, 2010 6:02 PM
  • Liz N.

    The New York Permaculture Meetup

    Dee Dee! I won't be able to make it on Sunday, but I'd love to know how it goes!

    Nov 20, 2009 5:21 PM

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