Gus is an advocate for permaculture and sustainable practices throughout Nebraska. He works through many organizations like the Nebraska Farmers Union, the Sierra Club, Nebraskans for Solar, Nebraska Sustainability Agricultural Society, the Metro Omaha Food Policy Council and Omaha Permaculture to elevate the discussion of issues surrounding healthy food accessibility, land stewardship and entrepreneurship in low-income communities. His academic background is in anthropology, sociology, archaeology and permaculture while working in landscaping, photography and home remodeling to pay off school. Currently, Gus is a certified permaculture designer with his own Permaculture design consulting firm and landscaping crew to install the designs. He is also the founder of a nonprofit called Omaha Permaculture that accepts degraded, vacant land for restoration while providing space to incubate agriculture-related entrepreneurial opportunities.  As an advocate for everything Permaculture and sustainability in Nebraska, he likes to help many organizations teach their constituents the limitless opportunities that create abundance in all of our communities for all of us to share.

 

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR:  

Omaha Permaculture, Non-Proft 501c3, 2015

Raise the Roots - A Quarterly Local Food & Music Sustainability Event, 2014

 

EDUCATION:

44th Annual Nebraska Water & Natural Resources Tour, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, 2015

Nebraska State Irrigation Association's Water Leadership Academy, 2015

NeFU & USDA Specialty Crop Producer Workshop, 2015

Permaculture Voices 2014:                                                                                                                                                               Michael Pollan, Joel Salatin, Geoff Lawton, Paul Wheaton, Alan Savory,                                                                                     Mark Shepard, Craig Sponholtz, Toby Hemenway,  David Barmon

Water for Food Global Conference, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute, 2013

Agro-Ecology Workshop - Sepp Holzer, 2013

Permaculture Institute, Scott Pittman, PDC Certification - Costa Rica, 2010

Creighton University BS in Anthropology & Sociology, 1997

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Nebraska Community Gardens Task Force, Member

Metro Omaha Food Policy Council, Board Member

Nebraska Farmers Union, Douglas County - President & District 6 - Vice President

Nebraska Sierra Club, Board Member  

Nebraskans for Solar, Board Member


Growing your own food is like printing your own money.
— Ron Finley, Guerrilla Gardener, Los Angeles

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