David B.

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

February 11, 2014

How did you become interested in permaculture?

The notion that conventional education has made our culture lose touch with their land has made waste and malnutrition rampant. I am not a bleeding heart Environmentalist, but more of an observer of society. There is something unbelievably romantic to me about not being enslaved by other entities for food, as well as water and electricity. These lifestyles are not advertised due to the fact that it would not be profitable for media vehicles with a large viewership. I believe there is much more development potential in the communication among those who believe in the injustices of food deserts and to develop an unconventional educational source, applicable to the student's climate region and topography.

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

Still in process

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.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permaculture)

Preparing myself for the field of sustainability in a way that will make people who are not sympathetic to my beliefs still take me seriously as someone who believes in development and profit.

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

Andrew Faust, Micheal Wilson

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

Measuring the reduction of surface runoff due to rooftop gardens

Introduction

I am an Environmental Studies Major at Ramapo College, due to graduate Spring 2014. I have a innate desire to reduce waste and increase efficiency in our current society.


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