Michael Cooley

Michael Cooley

Michael obtained his PDC via Geoff Lawton, PRI, in 2013, and had been a student of Permaculture Design independently for a number of years prior to obtaining the PDC. His interest in Permaculture came through an interest in sustainable food production and a desire for nutrient-rich foods. He is particularly interested in the value of food forests, perennial food production, and medicinal plants and herbs.

Michael’s prior career experiences as a licensed Financial Advisor and Human Resources Executive have given him unique perspectives on the economics of Permaculture Design and the management of inputs.

Michael is presently creating a Permaculture demonstration site on acreage in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (temperate climate). He has taught various workshops and Permaculture lectures to a variety of groups. One of his ultimate goals is to teach the PDC at the collegiate level and in developing countries where adequate nutrition is not readily available. He is looking to work in Aid work situations worldwide to further his experience in varied climates.

Michael is available as a permaculture design consultant and lecturer regarding Permaculture and Emergency Preparedness.

For more information see Narrow Passage Permaculture.

Michael’s training sessions:

  • 5 Permaculture Principles You Should Implement Now

Michael was featured in our Summit Online Course.