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Explore ethics and principles of an ecological design methodology based on patterns learned from wild spaces that can be applied to all facets of life. Participate in hands-on activities that demonstrate some appropriate tools and techniques used in permaculture design. Meet and network with like-minded individuals who will assist you throughout your mutual growth process, in class and beyond. Apply what you learn to a final design project. Leave this 72-hour course certified as a designer to begin your own personal and professional work in the field or pursue further more advanced permaculture education.
Robyn Mello is a professional permaculture designer, educator, researcher, and musician. She has designed nearly 20 public access, multi-use community food forests throughout Philadelphia through work with Philly Food Forests, Occupy Vacant Lots, and The Philadelphia Orchard Project, and she has worked with over 60 community orchards since 2010. From 2006-2014 Robyn worked as a sociological research assistant at The University of Delaware in areas of human migration and environmental justice. She has also been organizing workshops and curating vendors for Beardfest–South Jersey’s premier music and sustainability festival—since 2014. In late 2016, she launched Edenspore, LLC in order to work towards complete self-sufficiency through her many creative and earth-based passions.