Erik Ohlsen

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SebastapolUnited StatesAuthor, Land Mapping, Permaculture Teacher & Designer
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Author, Land Mapping, Permaculture Teacher & Designer
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Organic Farming & Ag, Regenerative Systems, Permaculture, Water Management, Natural Building, Sustainable Living, Gardening, Eco-based Technology, Restoration, Sustainable Communities, Eco-Systems & Habitat
For the Permaculture Skills Center: storm water harvesting earthworks, habitat ponds with constructed wetlands, two acres of rotational grazing pasture lined with on contour hedgerows, mobile chicken coops ,planted 250+ heirloom fruit and nut trees with hundreds of medicinal, soil building, insect attracting and edible plants as an understory, acres of vegetables, strawberries and cut flowers, plus an outdoor classroom and market stand. Plus more!

Erik is the Executive Director of the Permaculture Skills Center, a vocational training school which offers advanced training in ecological design, landscaping, farming and land stewardship. He is also the Founder/Principal at Permaculture Artisans, a fully licensed contracting firm specializing in the design and installation of ecological landscapes and farms throughout California. Erik is an internationally renowned certified permaculture designer/practitioner and certified permaculture teacher. He is a well-known and seasoned activist organizer, and has been working within permaculture and activist movements since 1998. In the field of ecological land development and management, Erik has extensive experience with projects that range from small urban lots to 100+ broadacre design and implementation. His many years of experience observing and listening to landscape patterns, and managing installation crews and design teams, have led to an extensive knowledge of all aspects of ecological land development and planning.

Best Selling Author of Activate Your Joy
Activate Your Joy
August 2017 – Present 2 years

Activate Your Joy is the best selling book by Erik Ohlsen.
Permaculture Skills Center LLC
January 2012 – Present 7 years 7 months

Sebastopol, Ca

The Permaculture Skills Center is a 5-acre demonstration site and educational institution dedicated to sharing regenerative land development and management practices. Our goal is to empower the next generation of land stewards with the knowledge, skills, and connections needed to create regenerative and resilient ecosystems, communities and economies.

We run two professional vocational training programs.

The Ecological Landscape Immersion,
A 6 month all inclusive professional training in permaculture, landscaping, land stewardship, project management, enterprise development and more.

The Farm School
A ten-week immersion into regenerative farming and food systems. Farm enterprise development, hands-on learning, tours of master farms and mush more.
Permaculture Artisans Contracting
September 2006 – Present 12 years 11 months

Sebastopol, Ca

Permaculture Artisans is a licensed landscape contracting company specializing in full service design, build and management of ecological development projects.
August 2016 – Present 3 years

Sebastopol, California

StoryScapes Produces Nature Inspired Children's Books and Educational Coloring Books.

He is a specialist in water harvesting systems, food forest design, community organizing, facilitation, vocational education and much more. Erik is known for his ability to inspire masses of people through his teaching style and ability to weave together complex issues into cohesive narratives that can be acted upon. Erik has worked throughout the world and currently resides in Sebastopol, California; managing his homestead, running his businesses and raising his young family.

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Teacher, Facilitator, Speaker, Mapping, Design
Large Regenerative Systems, Permaculture, Water Management, Sustainability Consultant & CSR
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