offer free brainstorming, from a Permaculture perspective, related to
food production, water catchment, energy use, saving the farm(s), real estate development,
community connections, disaster preparedness, sustainability, turning
problems into opportunities, long-term visions, recommendations to
other designers and experts, etc. I offer this to individuals,
families, communities, organizations, boards, governments, and
professional design teams. I'm happy to help on long-distance projects. I offer it free because I want to learn
more, and hopefully connect with some super-cool sustainability
projects. Someday I hope to be able to do it full-time.
I'm much more of a generalist than an expert in any of these
areas. If you like to hear many options and perspectives, I can
probably help. If you like to hear one authoritative answer, I can't
help. I will most likely recommend that you get many more opinions
from more knowledgeable Permaculture designers and topic-specific
experts, before deciding on a final design.
I fail to convince you to use other experts, I can probably also help
in the details, including site assessments, design alternatives,
proposal writing, financial projections, information gathering, etc.
a Permaculture designer in training. I started experimenting in food
production and appropriate technology in the late 1970s. Early
influences included Buckminster Fuller, Bill Mollison (Permaculture 1
and 2), Masanobu Fukuoka, J. Russell Smith (Tree Crops), James Sholto Douglas (Forest Farming), John
Jeavons, Victor Papanek (Design for the Real World), David Wright
(Passive Solar architeture), Michael Corbett (Village Homes), and many
more. I attended the Permaculture Design Certification Course in
January 2010 on Maui, lead by Penny Livingston-Stark, John Valenzuela,
M. Kalani Souza, Brock Dolman. My main day job is software
development. (SourceCell) B.S Physics and B.A. Mathematics/Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Services I offer, short of being an expert in any one area