I am a community developer at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. My official title is so glamorous. Are you ready? Head Gardener! Ha, ha.
Anyway, part of my job is to hold workshops that will be well attended and draw interest, not only for the seminary but the surrounding Asbury University, Wilmore, Nicholasville, Lexington communities. There is some existing knowledge of permaculture on the University side of the street, but it is a new subject here at the seminary.
I am looking for those interested in teaching introductory permaculture ethics and one-off permaculture topics workshops. There is a huge emphasis here on the community aspect of things. We have an existing community garden, small orchard, bees, and chickens, but these placements were not planned by a permaculture designer, so there are definite improvements to be made. The surrounding homes in Kalas Village were built with the environment in mind (not sure of all the details), and there is a beautiful, large facility on site for holding classes when the weather is unfavorable.
The teachers I am looking for will be at the very least considerate in their speech and not derogatory toward Christian views. This will be a time of proving that permaculture is a design "science" and not a religion of its own.
To everyone else: I'm still looking. I'll take as many as I can get. We want subjects your passionate about, and we've got presidential go-ahead to be innovative, creative, and do something new every year. Pizza oven, solar oven, water catchment, mass composting, and anything else appropriate - I would love to eventually make all of these elements inter-connected parts of the whole.
I am a permaculture consultant, designer, contractor, and educator working nationally, I would be happy to offer some workshops for your community. I have been working with notable Permaculturist Sepp Holzer for over three years now and am his leading student in North America (not my words but his). There is a wide variety of workshops I could offer within Holzer Permaculture and at this point feel comfortable teaching about most of his work.
I have also worked with and learned from many of the other top names in permaculture (Darren Doherty, Ben Falk, Michael Pilarski, and several others) and am very good at making sure I don't offend or put off anyone in my presentations and seminars.
You can find out more about my work at www.HolzerPermaculture.us www.ElementalEcosystems.com and www.PerpetualGreenGardens.com. I have worked and taught in a variety of climates, from Ecuador to the Yukon Territory and I would love to start spreading these techniques more in the Southern United States.
You can contact me via any of the websites listed above, it sounds like a great project your working on I would love to be able to help contribute to the work you are doing!