Rick Valley

Rick Valley discovered permaculture in 1981 as a result of the nascent local food movement, ethnobotany, solar design and his two years spent in Latin America. He was on the teaching team of the first PDC's in Oregon, Canada, Belize and Alaska. He has been on design teams for cohousing projects and is on the Big Bend Hot Springs Ecovillage design team and the Lost Valley Ecovillage site plan team.

As an urban farmer/nurseryman he was a founding member, president, and newsletter editor of the PNW chapter of the American Bamboo Society, making cultural connections for this group of edible and useful plants. He is currently developing an urban farmstead in Eugene Oregon, and is a partner in Earthkeeper Landscaping LLC, OLCB# 7922 and teaches PDCs, including the December course for Cascadia Permaculture, the 2nd longest running annual PDC in the world.