FACILITATORS

Delvin grew up in the Elphinstone Rainforest of British Columbia before bringing nature education into the local elementary school system and setting up a series of community gardens. He has designed the Heart Gardens, a social permaculture demonstration site specializing in plants with a history of use by the Coastal First Peoples, located in a tiny village next to the Pacific.


He has completed a PDC, Diploma and Masters Degree with Bill Mollison and done advanced teacher trainings with Rosemary Morrow, Toby Hemenway, Larry Santoyo, Looby Macnamara, David Holmgren, Geoff Lawton, Patricia Michael, Robyn Francis, the Bullock Brothers, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, Scott Pittman, Michael Becker, Robin Wheeler, Robina McCurdy, Starhawk, Robina McCurdy and Robin Clayfield. He is an accredited teacher through the Permaculture Research Institute (Australia), Permaculture Academy (UK) and a Field Mentor through the Permaculture Institute (USA). Recently he completed a PDC in Portland with Toby Hemenway, one in Greece with Rosemary Morrow and a second Diploma through the Permaculture Institute.

 

Currently he is doing graduate work under the mentorship of Larry Santoyo and Looby Macnamara. Creating curriculum, making media and crafting free, open source learning and teaching tools has been focus of his current Doctoral Degree in permaculture education.

 

He volunteers at CoSM on the Board of Directors and as the senior managing editor of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture, and volunteers to teach permaculture as a fundraiser for the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors.

Grace was raised on a small family farm nestled on the edge of the woods in the wilds of Washington state, where she developed a keen love of nature and an appreciation for its many uses in everyday life.

 

After many years of studying plant medicine and natural skincare while developing and selling a skincare line, she has begun to delve deeper into herbalism and begun studying with plant medicine maestras, enjoying learning from Dina Falconi and apprenticing with Susun Weed.

She recently took a 10 day advanced People and Permaculture mentoring course in the UK with Looby Macnamara and Peter Cow, and enjoyed journeying to a variety of sacred, historic, and stunning natural sites, including visiting a cold climate Food Forest in Scotland.

Her focus is on using plant medicine to enrich your daily diet and health routines. She works full time at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors where she is able to showcase the alchemy of herbs and medicinal mushrooms in delicious food and drinks to show how delicious and easy it is to add plant medicine to your daily routine.

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Alex Grey
Alex Grey, world-renowned artist, poet, and author, is best loved for his paintings which portray multiple dimensions of reality, interweaving biological anatomy with psychic and spiritual energies.
Allyson Grey
Allyson Grey, artist, writer and social sculptor, has co-written and edited a dozen books and all seven volumes of CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture. Together, the Grey's co-founded the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, CoSM, an interfaith church since 2008, celebrating creativity as a spiritual path.
Susun Weed
Susun Weed is a reknowned herbalist, teacher, and author dedicated to the Wise Woman tradition.
Andrew Faust
Andrew Faust is one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with over two decades of experience in the field.
Dina Falconi
Dina Falconi is a master herbalist, teacher and author who will share her wisdom and connect us with the plant world.
Martin Bridge
Martin Bridge is an artist, animist, educator and mycologist and will share about the magic of mushrooms.
Jonathan Bates
Jonathan Bates is a permaculture designer, educator and contributing author who will tour us around his exceptional site.
Evan Pritchard
Evan Pritchard is a First Nations scholar, teacher and published author who will present on the traditional Wappingers relationship to the land and its ecological community.
Bruno Vernier
Bruno Vernier is an expert in community currencies. He will skype in and give a workshop on permaculture economics.
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