Annual Report 2011
Permacultivate is an educational non-profitorganization that facilitates the growth of regenerative, resilient human environmentsand healthy, productive communities throughpermaculture education, demonstration, andconsultation initiatives.
A Message from thePresident:
Permacultivate’s inaugural year took a lot of hard work, long hours, andextreme dedication from all who were involved, but especially from its threecore team members. From left: Brian Twyman, Outreach Director, EronLloyd, Managing Director, and Alexis Campbell, Director of Operations.
Meet the 2011 Board:
EronLloydBrianTwymanAlexisCampbellNeilBrantleyBoard President, Managing Director,Certified Permaculture Designer Board Secretary, Outreach Director Board Vice President, OperationsDirector, Certified PermacultureDesigner Urban Farmer extraordinaire,specializing in urban food security
The Permacultivate Team
SarahJacobson2011 marked the first year of operation for Permacultivate, but our efforts brought together the wealth of existing talent, experience, andideas of our founding members, formed from years of individual effortto make the City of Reading a better place to live.We hit the ground running, too, holding our first public event onlyweeks after incorporating and celebrating the call to communityservice on Martin Luther King, Jr. day. Our mission is to createregenerative and resilient human environments, and we will need asmany volunteers as possible to help in this effort.We began with an ambitious plan to produce real and visible changein the community, and identified resources that would help us have animpact. One of the first things we sought out was some land to begincultivating, a place where we could test out ideas, teach them toothers if they worked, and assemble the means necessary to spreadthem on a larger scale. We found our grounds in City Park and on
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PhD Candidate in Sociology, with afocus on urban sustainability.