Teresa Smith 's Profile
- Joined: 20/04/2011
- Last Updated: 15/12/2011
- Location: Boulder, CO, United States
- Climate Zone: Cool Temperate
- Gender: Female
(projects i'm involved in)
My Permaculture Qualifications
About Teresa Smith
I am an artist, art teacher and gardener. I grew up on a farm in rural Quebec and belonged to a movement based on self sufficiency. The principles of Permaculture are not new to me, but have helped to solidify and reinforce my beliefs regarding sustainability.
I completed a one year Permaculture Design Course with Jason Gerhardt at Naropa University and found it to be gratifying and inspiring. From the principles I learned in the class, I created a food forest in what I call my "outdoor room" in the backyard. The before and after pictures stunned my friends with how much an environment could be changed within a few months.
I continue to build my food forest and will soon be the the happy owner of a small flock of hens. I am beginning to help others develop their own gardens through designing and creating drawings. I see myself as bringing art and permaculture together, both in the way I do design drawings and in the way I create gardens.