Amber W.

Location:

New York, NY

Member since:

May 11, 2013

How did you become interested in permaculture?

Holistic thinking and design methods result is sustainable and resilient environments, something we are now finding are and are not throughout out developed environments. To apply these principles in a contemporary manner throughout our urban landscapes, will help ensure cities resiliency to population growth, global warming, improved environments for all species, and ultimately - really cool places to be (and not to be).

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

I am a landscape architect and do consultant work on the side. I have applied permaculture principles to two projects in Costa Rica and Ecuador.

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)

In the future my partner and I may be interested in joining and helping to organize (I am a landscape architect/planner and he an architect)

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

I prefer those that promote inclusion, education, and the betterment of all, while allowing people to grow as individuals, utilizing their skills and interests.

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

No, but I am interested in completing a course. I've looked at Yestermorrow, and a few other institutes in the Northeast and Canada. I have a master of Landscape Architecture, in which we can easily apply the principles of permaculture.

Introduction

Permaculture, plant, self-sufficiency, and health enthusiast is thrilled to have found this group. I am a Landscape Designer and I design rooftop gardens throughout Manhattan, helping to collect rainwater, provide habitats, and green up our city.


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