began his career studying engineering and physics at Cal Poly, SLO. In addition to years of public school teaching, Misha has taught numerous classes in sustainable design, permaculture, natural building, and fermentation over the last 20 years. He has spent much of his adult life in the building trades, and has studied biodynamic agriculture, permaculture, and environmental studies.
Permaculture aims to create human systems in ways that mimic how ecosystems work in nature. Food production, energy, housing, water, communities, cities, and organizations can all be reimagined according to permaculture principles. There is so much talk today about sustainability, but do we really know what it means to live in a sustainable way on this planet? Can we create permanent culture? The goal is to regenerate our degraded landscape and live in a way that produces no waste and allows all beings to coexist and cooperate while maximizing the earth's potential to create abundance.