VIllage Building DesiGN Course
Hannah began studying Permaculture in Forest Grove, Oregon in 2008. She mentored permaculture classes as a student at Pacific University, specializing in collaborative group client design projects, and was involved with the 3.5 acre Permaculture Project "B Street", a blank 50x100 lot garden "Life & Sol", and the Planet Repair Institute. Hannah was a primary organizer for the Village Building Convergence in 2010, 2011, and was Placemaking Coordinator for VBC 2012. She's traveled to many farms, intentional communities, and focused community gatherings, drawings insights from diverse groups of people and landscapes to inform her work as a teacher, farmer, writer, community organizer, and all-around passionate life enthusiast.
Guest Instructor: Embodying Permaculture Principles
Maren Waldman is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and body-worker who is passionate about researching the ways that dance and movement build connection. Her work specifically investigates the relationship between the body and the planet, raising awareness of environmental issues. She is currently completing her first environmental dance film, Postcards to the Earth. Maren holds an MFA in Dance Performance and Choreography with a focus on Somatics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Permaculture Design Certificate from the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. She loves cooking, listening, hiking, and being in community. When she’s not dancing, she’s dancing :)
Moving Joy Studios
Local Organizers: Natural City Builders
We aim to inspire, create, experiment with and promote natural building techniques in the Denver area. Throughout this process we hope to create community and build strong, empowering relationships with fellow builders and neighbors. In other words, we want to build things with other people who like building things. We hope people are inspired by the process and resulting spaces.