Our Mission – To promote permaculture in the redwood bioregion.
Meet our Steering Committee–
Ivy enjoys interacting with the permaculture community through the HPG. In her day job, she works for the North Coast Growers’ Association to increase local food access to low-income community members, works to move Humboldt farmers’ markets towards Zero Waste, and provides programs that educate local youth about our food system. Ivy completed a course in 2015 with Midwest Permaculture to become a Certified Permaculture Designer and is a Small Farm Master Gardener. She is a member of the Humboldt Food Policy Council and serves on the board for the North Coast Co-op.
Levon Durr has been involved in permaculture since 1996 and has completed the permaculture design and teacher training courses. He has been a guest teacher at numerous design courses, sharing his skills in wild food harvesting and processing, gardening and seed-saving. Levon is currently directing his passions to the field of mycology. He completed Paul Stamets’ Professional Mushroom Cultivation and Mycorestoration workshops at Fungi Perfecti, which inspired him to start his business, Fungaia Farm. At Fungaia Farm, the focus is on healing the earth through mycoremediation and education and edible mushroom production.
Marlon Gil is an HSU alum who lives in Freshwater where he operates Rainshine Permaculture, a small homestead, and nursery. He thrives on permaculture design and enjoys empowering local community members to come together and share skills, resources, and experiences in order to create a more regenerative community. As an active member of the Humboldt Permaculture Guild, he helps organize the annual Seed and Plant Exchange as well as the Fruit Tree Scion Exchange, which mobilizes thousands of residents to take control of their food sovereignty.