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JJ Yost

JJ is a skilled manager of projects and people who has strong knowledge and experience in rangeland management, agro-ecology, holistic management, and ecological design, as well as a working understanding of agricultural marketing. While helping manage a 650-acre ranch in Central California, he experimented with intensive grazing methods to restore native grasslands and improve soil health. JJ has a bachelors degree in Agro-ecology from the University of California Santa Cruz and a lifetime of experience guiding river-rafting trips around the world.

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Noah Zimmerman

Noah is a builder, artist, graphic designer, web developer, and landscape designer. The unifying theme behind his construction projects and designs is an innovative and eco-centric marriage of function and aesthetic. Noah has lived and worked in a variety of ecosystems around the United States. He earned his bachelors in Anthropology from the University of California Santa Cruz and his Masters from The Conway School, a graduate program in ecological design and sustainable planning.

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Simon Farmer

Simon is an entrepreneur, educator, farmer and permaculture designer. He is a strong leader who is comfortable working with diverse groups of people to solve complex multi-stakeholder issues. Through his experiences starting a successful farm-to-table restaurant, managing and developing two farms, teaching organic agriculture to at-risk youth, and running farmer trainer programs, Simon has gained extensive hands-on knowledge of applied agro-ecology, holistic management, and watershed and habitat restoration and management. At the university of California Santa Cruz Simon earned his bachelors in Environmental History and his masters in Education.

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Rusty Davis

Rusty is a permaculture visionary with over 15 years of experience designing and implementing beautiful and functional landscapes. He is an expert heavy equipment operator and mechanic possessing both intuitive understanding and a high level of technical ability in landscape engineering. Rusty maintains a small farm and orchard at his property and has been part of many agricultural collectives and ventures involving vineyards and farms. A pioneer in the alternative fuel industry, Rusty has produced 1000’s of gallons of bio-fuels and converted fleets of vehicles to vegetable oil and biodiesel. He is also a long time student and teacher of indigenous philosophy, nature awareness, and primitive skills. Rusty earned his BS in Sustainable Community Development from Humboldt State University.

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