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 & Jane Campbell

from Queen Mtn. Homestead

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.

PENNY LIVINGSTON-STARK from the Regenerative Design Institute will be joining us in July!

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds a MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design. Penny has been studying the Hermetic Tradition of alchemy and herbal medicine making in Europe and the United States for 4 years.Penny has sat on the board of the Permaculture Institute of North America as well as the Building Appeals Board for the County of Marin, after being unanimously approved by the Marin County Supervisors. She was also a founding board member for the Redwood Empire Chapter of the US Green Building Council. She has studied, taught with, hosted and learned directly Bill Mollison, and David Holmgren the co-founders of Permaculture and the developers of the Permaculture Design Certification Course curriculum.

Doug Bullock from the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead will be joining us in June!

Since 1981, Douglas Bullock has lived at their Permaculture Homestead on Orcas Island. Douglas has facilitated or participated in Permaculture projects and classes at their site and sites around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Hawai'i, Costa Rica, the Bahamas, Nicaragua, Peru, Spain, Poland, California and Washington.

A true "jack of all trades," Douglas Bullock has been a permaculture designer, implementer, and educator for over 30 years. He has consulted on numerous properties and helped hundreds of people learn the permaculture skills necessary to design their land themselves.

Douglas' home on Orcas Island, WA, the Bullock's Permaculture Homestead, is widely regarded as one of the most mature, well-functioning permaculture systems in North America. It serves as an excellent example of Douglas and his family's design and implementation skills.

Douglas is an experienced horticulturist, a practiced reader of landscapes, and an 'outside the box' thinker.

Having traveled extensively collecting and studying agricultural systems, he is familiar with a wide range of climate strategies and crops. His specialties include permaculture design, tree crops, nursery practices, creating small and large-scale wetland environments, and implementing appropriate technologies. Douglas has also written articles and pamphlets on permaculture featured in the Permaculture Activist and in the International Permaculture Journal.

Additional special guest presenters being announced shortly!

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