Dyami is an educator and passionate permaculture designer based in the Hudson River Valley. A strong naturalist, Dyami holds a B.S. in Nature-Based Mentoring and an a M.S. in Eco-Social Design from Gaia University. She is an instructor of Permaculture Design Courses from Vermont to the Virgin Islands, leads our install team each year planting thousands of multi-functional trees and shrubs and actively designs residential and farm projects throughout the Northeast.
Ethan is a permaculture designer, teacher, and researcher based in the Hudson river valley. He studies and practices regenerative design in all corners of the world, from the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan to the tropical monsoon ecosystems of Thailand. He holds an M.S. in Eco-Social Design from Gaia University. Keep up to date with Ethan’s research on carbon farming and ecosystem investing over at the AppleSeed Permaculture Blog.
Tama Jackson – Designer, Soil Foodweb Specialist
Tama is a thoughtful designer and mentor who works to grow participation in living systems so that humans reclaim their role as conscious keystone species in our global ecosystem. Tama was certified as a permaculture designer at the Regenerative Design Institute, as a Non-Violent Communication leader and trainer at BayNVC, and organizes eco-social and regenerative agriculture events including the 2012 Carbon Farming Course and the annual Northeast Permaculture Convergence. At AppleSeed, Tama is the lead naturalist, tracker, and soil biologist on all design projects.
Sean is a permaculture designer, ecological landscaper, and teacher based in north-coastal New Jersey. He holds a M.A. in Sustainable Landscape Design & Planning from The Conway School, with additional training in ecology, community food systems, agroforestry, permaculture design, and carbon farming. Sean offers consulting, design, and project actualization for clients within the greater New Jersey area who are interested in creating patterns of ecologically and socially sustainable land-use.
Connor is a field ecologist, agroforestry specialist, and educator based in western New England and the Hudson Valley. He holds an M.S. in Ecological Planning from the University of Vermont and is a lead organizer of the internationally recognized Carbon Farming Course. Connor offers consulting and design for multi-productive forest management at AppleSeed Permaculture, including silvopasture, forest understory crops, productive buffers, and wildlife habitat.
Michael I. Roland – Landscape Architect
Michael has been practicing landscape architecture for 30 years. Working for the NYS Department of Public Service, the USDA Forest Service, and JK Fraser & Associates, he has taken on residential, commercial, and industrial design projects of scale. Planning and environmental review projects include Waterfront Revitalization Plans, Environmental Impact Statements, and Town Comprehensive Plans across New York State. Michael is a long-time environmental advocate who combines his years of public service with extensive design experience to create ecologically and socially vibrant landscapes.
Russell Wallack – AppleSeed Boston: Principal, Lead Designer
Russell is an ecological designer, and living systems thinker based in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. He holds an M.S. in Ecological Design from The Conway School, and a Permaculture Design Certificate from Kay Cafasso’s Sowing Solutions. With a background spanning philosophy, project/program management, grid-level energy efficiency, and leadership training, Russell brings a diversity of experience to AppleSeed. Russell offers consulting, design, and project management for clients within the greater Boston area as well as across the broader northeastern landscape. Russell works with clients interested in integrating their lifestyles with the landscape ecology, but also engages with the inherent socio-economic aspects of this work.