SEEDS offers permaculture design consultation services and a suite of educational events to help people build their skills to co-create a regenerative future.
- Our permaculture design consultation services mentor homeowners, businesses and organizations through the process of designing and implementing an ecological approach to integrative landscape design. You will deepen your understanding of your site, set clear goals for its development, and design your landscape with a strategic approach that will provide personal, environmental, social, and economic value. We can also work with you to implement, document and evaluate your design. See some of our work in the drop down menu under “Permaculture Design Services” above.
- Our educational workshops and courses offer you introductory to advanced permaculture skills. Please click on the “Transformative Learning” tab for more information.
- We can mentor you into your fullest potential as a sustainability leader or permaculture designer/organizer/consultant. This is combined with trainings on regenerative entrepreneurship. Click on the “Regenepreneurs” icon on the right to learn more.
Karryn Olson-Ramanujan began studying permaculture in 1997 and is a lead permaculture teacher and founding board member for the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. She also teaches sustainability-related courses at Ithaca College through Environmental Studies & Sciences.
Karryn has designed home permaculture systems and public-use permaculture gardens that serve as demonstration sites—working both with individuals and multiple stakeholders. A proponent of developing the “business case” for permaculture, she incorporates strategic planning into the design process—aiming to obtain a financial yield from aesthetic ecological designs. She is also skilled in training people to navigate the vital—yet often overlooked—social aspects of any permaculture design.
Karryn lived and worked in Europe, Africa and India before settling with her multi-cultural family in an Ecovillage. As a result, she is dedicated to supporting women and other historically marginalized populations in their vital roles as leaders—she believes that together, we can create a future based on the ethics of Earth Care, People Care, and Fair Share.