Jonathan Bates owns Food Forest Farm Permaculture Nursery (permaculturenursery.com), a nursery specializing in educational services and useful/edible plant sales. He’s been studying, creating, and working with rural and urban gardens in the Connecticut River Valley for over a decade. With a bachelors degree in biology, and MA in social ecology from the Institute for Social Ecology, Jonathan loves wild crafting with friends, and working with folks to better the world we live in. He cofounded and is a board member of the Apios Institute, is a teacher at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, and is a farmer with Nuestras Raices, Inc. He lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
On August 16th, Jonathan Bates will be teaching a workshop titled "Whole Life Design: Applying Permaculture Principles to Your Life" at the NOFA Summer Conference in Amherst, MA. Bates' workshop will be from 10:00-11:30AM and will take place at Campus Center 904-08.