By utilizing the strategies that God has already set in place as a pattern for growing and building productive, resilient structures and food producing systems. This mindset leads to another that is summarized in the phrase ” The Problem is the Solution”
- Michael Cooley
Michael obtained his PDC via Geoff Lawton, PRI, in 2013 , and had been a student of Permaculture Design independently for a number of years prior to obtaining the PDC. His interest in Permaculture came through an interest in sustainable food production and a desire for nutrient rich foods. He is particularly interested in the value of food forests, perennial food production, and medicinal plants and herbs. Michael's experience as a licensed Financial Advisor and prior career in hospital administration and Human Resources have given him unique perspectives on the economics of Permaculture Design and the management of inputs. Michael is presently creating a demonstration site on acreage in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (temperate climate). He is also looking to work in Aid work situations worldwide to further his experience in varied climates. His ultimate goal is to teach the PDC at the collegiate level and in developing countries where adequate nutrition is not readily available. He is also functioning as a permaculture design consultant and speaker.
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