Jason Gerhardt

Jason Gerhardt

Permaculture teacher, designer, do-er. Jason Gerhardt has professionally applied ecological design for well over a decade from hyper-arid deserts to lush temperate forests to dense urban centers. He applies his keen study of ecosystems, human culture, and design to this blog.

Path to Permaculture: Delvin’s Story

Path to Permaculture: Delvin’s Story

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Just join with one or two friends to make your way in the confusion. Others will follow and learn” – Bill Mollison

Observing my life and the world around me, it’s easy to see how little I know about the systems that I live in. How could I have done elementary school and high school without learning the simple skills of gardening, plumbing or motorcycle maintenance? How could I know more about history and literature than about the names and functions of weeds that have grown around every home I have ever lived in?

Jason GerhardtPath to Permaculture: Delvin’s Story
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A Permaculture Journey From Costa Rica to the Inner Lands

A Permaculture Journey From Costa Rica to the Inner Lands

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My first roots started to grow as a nomadic seed, an active ecologist wandering from project to project, leaving a positive trace in my wake – compost piles, composting toilets, native plant gardens, botanical inventories, gray water recycling systems…I was wandering and unable to ground myself in a long term vision.

Jason GerhardtA Permaculture Journey From Costa Rica to the Inner Lands
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An Unlikely Journey to Permaculture: we all have a story, and why it matters

An Unlikely Journey to Permaculture: we all have a story, and why it matters

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A couple years ago I had a conversation with a woman who started a phenomenal affordable housing program in Utah using education and natural building as her means. I asked about the story of how she got there. Was she in construction? Was she an educator? She was a mortgage officer for a bank. She got tired of turning people down who didn’t qualify for a home loan due to low income, and knew personally what it was like to not have a consistent home as a child growing up in Cincinnati.

Jason GerhardtAn Unlikely Journey to Permaculture: we all have a story, and why it matters
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