Ernest Rando 's Profile
- Joined: 17/02/2012
- Last Updated: 04/08/2012
- Location: Stelle, Illinois, United States
- Climate Zone: Cool Temperate
- Gender: Male
- Web site: midwestpermaculture.com/
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My Permaculture Qualifications
- Permaculture Design Certification - Food Production
- Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
- Teacher: Bill Wilson
- Location: Midwest Permaculture
- Date: Jan 2012
- Teacher Training
- Type: Teacher Training
- Verifying teacher: Bill Wilson
- Other Teachers: Becky Wilson
- Location: Stelle, Illinois
- Date: Sep 2012
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Climate ZonesErnest Rando has permaculture experience in:
- Cool Temperate
About Ernest Rando
I have a degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University with quite a bit of life experience in the restaurant and web development businesses. I am also a watershed volunteer every where I go with a deep passion for the Great Lakes Basin and traveling. I consider myself to be a pretty good educator and I love to find different ways of looking at things or no-things!
Permaculture found me as I started to become a local food activist for the Northwest Indiana community. I quickly realized that it is very difficult to find local food here unless you grow it yourself. This led me to farmers markets in the area and eventually to working on a small Aquaponics farm in Gary Indiana. I then began working with an aquaponics farm in Central Illinois, (Chenoa). It is now expanding and moving to Pontiac, Illinois. I obtained my PDC from Midwest Permaculture in Central Illinois, (Stelle) and moved to Stelle in June of 2012 where I just recently finished my Advanced Teachers Training.
Now I work in and with my community to grow food for my local food system, teach people about Aquaponics and Permaculture, and help others Transition into a Post Carbon world.
Three things help me each day: putting my fingers into the soil, learning how to seed, cultivate, harvest, & preserve food with friends, and the practice of The Gift Economy.