PDC Instructors

Brian Kerkvliet of Inspiration Farm

Brian has a wide breadth of practical knowledge on how to partner with natural systems to bring forth stability and abundance. He has been using biodynamic and Permaculture practices at inspiration Farm since 1997 and has taught permaculture at WWU and other PDC venues and events. Having completed three Permaculture Design Certifications, he consults, installs projects and teaches workshops. Inspiration Farm is a showcase for many aspects of designing a living resilient system that provides for most of the food fiber and medicine needed to live a happy healthy life while restoring the ecosystem. His enthusiasm to share this with a wider audience shows in all that he does.

Paul Kearsley from Tera Phoenix Design

A young designer with a passion for art and nature, Paul has worked on both institutional- and residential-scale masterplanning with Terra Phoenix Design & Exos Design. He has also led presentations and workshops with high schools, colleges and community groups.

While working independently and in collaboration with fellow designers, Paul is interested in the development of educational tools and functioning models of sustainability. He has a B.S. in industrial design and is a LEED accredited professional.

With additional special guest presenters being announced shortly!

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