"Amy has helped our not-for-profit organization toward productivity and creative solutions on several occasions.
With a keen eye for what needs to accomplished, she is hard-working, unafraid of asking the difficult questions, and is efficient and dedicated to good results with the solutions and help she has provided.
Her varied background offers her great perspectives in working with people, as well as in her approach to problem solving. Amy doesn’t “beat around the bush” and is fantastic to work with, both one-on-one, or in a group setting.
Hayes Farm (Urban Teaching Farm)
NB Community Harvest Gardens
I work on projects that add value to people's lives and protect and enhance the natural world.
My greatest skills are in managing projects, organizing people and developing thoughtful and effective processes. A natural bent for whole systems design thinking allows me to build projects that are robust, creative and still practical.
Permaculture is a set of design principles that use nature and traditional knowledge as guides, to connect many systems together in mutually beneficial ways.
Social permaculture is applying permaculture principles to meet our daily human needs in a way that helps rather than harms the planet. This is called Regenerative development as it can heal past damage to the environment and social systems, rather than being "sustainable" which generally means minimizing future damage.
As part of my social permaculture values, I practice Asset Based Community Development. In order to be successful, a community must be viewed a collection of strengths and resources, not a series of problems.
I look forward to hearing more about your projects.