I am a cartographer, bureaucrat, gardener, ecologist, organizer, and activist, working in the Puget Sound restoration industry. I am cultivating mobile bio-cultural restoration field stations, a regional natural resource governance wiki and original works in bioregional cartography in addition to working for pay on restoration funding, ecosystem service quantification and providing technical assistance to local, tribal, state and federal restoration partners. Before that I worked in landscape construction and agroforestry.
I’m a Canadian prairie farm kid turned grocer turned regen ag accelerator. I owned a seasonal grocery store whose focus was on local, in season regenerative and organic foods.
I kickstarted the savory institute hub in Manitoba and then spent the last 3.5 years living in New Zealand working with a start up who was seeking to “make regenerative action valuable”
I’m a regen ag enthusiast and am interested in how bioregional economies (social capital, financial capital, knowledge etc) can bring abundance.
I like being outside, walking in forests, swimming in rivers, gardening, food, people, music, and doing the doing.
I have had an organic farm and seed company here in Southern Oregon for the past 27 years. My seed company is called Siskiyou seeds. We have also been a living example of permaculture in action for that entire time. We actually earn our living through farming and have many examples of food, forest animal systems, Permaculture farm techniques, ecological, forestry, and water harvesting.
Bioregional chronology: OZARKS New Destiny Federation: edited food land energy journal “Swallows” /OACC 1979-84, then NABC / Turtle Island Bior Congresses since 1st‘.84 SONORA
Soleri Associate 85-92, doc film “Soleri’s Cities” 92 / Musician: Songs with a Sense of Place ‘93 Settled in CASCADIA City Repair /Cascadia Education Project/Cascadia Planet /Goddard College MA Health Arts & Sciences: Expressive Healing w movement, art and music (Anna Halperin and Zuliekha dance lineage) Peter Berg was my intellectual father. I now work as a pediatric first responder in public schools, and sing, dance snd play music as much as possible.