PRESENTERS

  • SEAN CARNEY:    Sean was born and raised in New Hampshire, but has spent the recent years in North Dakota, Seattle, and Dublin, Ireland doing a mix of farming, building, teaching and activist(ing).  Sean earned his PDC in 2012, earned a Teacher Training Certificate in 2014 and has taught and studied various Permaculture subjects around the country ever since.     Workshop: Permaculture, Politics and Activism - Stories, lessons and a cry for help
  • MARTY CASTRIOTTA:  Marty is the co-owner and founder of Village Roots Permaculture in East Alstead NH (on the Orchard Hill Community). He and his wife Ellen and son Joules have been operating a diversified farm on this property since 2004. They grow and sell pastured meats, greenhouse greens and PYO berries and run regular permaculture workshops and a full Permaculture Design and Certification course every other year. Marty has a background in engineering, environmental education and natural construction, but his passion is farming and mentoring future farmers and ecosystem designers. 
  • ANN-MARIE JACKSON: has been a practitioner of herbal medicine since 2002, a Massage therapist since 2007, and teaching about medicinal mushrooms since 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s in Anthropology from University of New Hampshire class of 2000.  Workshop: A wild mushroom’s walk and discussion
  •  REX JAMES:     

    Workshop:  Residential Solar 101

  • JESSE LABBE-WATSON: is the is the primary organizer for the Midcoast Permaculture Network which hosts workshops, meetups and potlucks. He is also the owner of, Midcoast Permaculture, a permaculture landscape design/build and sustainability consultation firm and serves as president of the board of PAN – the Permaculture Association of the Northeast. Workshop: The Art of Creating A Permie Business
  • PATTY LOVE:   owner of Barefoot Edible Landscape & Permaculture and Founder of Rochester Permaculture Center, is a permaculture designer, teacher, consultant, and researcher based in the Genesee River Valley (Rochester, NY).  She is also the organizer of Genesee Valley/Rochester Permaculture and Resilience Network and serves as the Board Coordinator for PAN.   Workshop: The Art of Creating A Permie Business

  • LEON MALAN: Is a faculty member at Colby-Sawyer College where he teaches topics in sustainable food and farming and permaculture design. He manages the college’s permaculture garden and food forest and he engages students in applied permaculture designs on campus.   Workshop: Home Gardens in the Caribbean: What can we learn from the tropics?

  • DR. SUZANNE MOBERLY, EdD :   Dr. Moberly first became interested in ecovillage life when she was conducting research for her doctoral dissertation:  Walden III or Cult: Examining the Organizational and Structure of Life Within Contemporary Permaculture Communities.  Her primary interest was to determine the correlation between individual well-bring and a sense of one’s self within a larger community structure. What she discovered, however, was much more involved. 

    Dr. Moberly is the Director of the Child Welfare Academy for the State of New Hampshire, which provides pre-service and in-service education for the New Hampshire Division of Children, Youth and Families staff; foster and adoptive parents; and residential care providers throughout the State of NH.  The lessons she has learned through her experience within the various ecovillages has been extremely helpful in understanding the process of creating community within organizations and within a learning environment.   Workshop: Does Living a Sustainable Lifestyle Make You Happy?

  • MICHAEL PHILLIPS:   Is renowned for helping people grow healthy fruit using herbal protocols. The “community orchard movement” that he helped found at GrowOrganicApples.com  provides a full immersion into the holistic approach to orcharding. His Lost Nation Orchard is part of a medicinal herb farm in northern New Hampshire. He is the author of The Apple Grower and The Holistic Orchard which recently received Garden Book of the Year honors from the American Horticultural Society. Michael teamed up with his wife Nancy to write The Herbalist’s Way, to explore the many paths whereby herbalists find their green niche. His work has been compared with Sir Albert Howard and J.I. Rodale’s classic books on organic gardening. Michael’s latest, Mycorrhizal Planet: How Fungi and Plants Work Together to Create Dynamic Soils, will rock you!   Workshops:  Orchard Ecosystem &  Fungal Consciousness  
  • NANCY PHILLIPS:    Is a Community Herbalist, Holistic Health Coach, and Yoga Instructor. She loves blending these healing paths together to support people in their health, wholeness and happiness. Her work includes coaching individual clients, small groups and leading weekend retreats. She and her husband, Michael, own Heartsong Farm and Healing Center, an herb farm, organic orchard, and educational center in the northern mountains of NH. Nancy and Michael are co-authors of The Herbalist’s Way: Sharing Plant Medicines with Family and Community. herbsandapples.com   Workshop: Ten Herbs for Family Health