E.M. – Louisville, Horticulture ProfessionalRhonda was an excellent teacher. She’s doing exactly what she was put here to do. Thanks to her facilitation and guidance, I feel ready to move forward with my own dreams.
Rhonda Baird has been practicing permaculture design and working as a facilitator for learners of all ages for the past 15 years. She weaves together threads from community organizing, gender studies, parenting/homeschooling, culture-change perspectives, foraging and homesteading in all of her projects.
Her education includes graduate work as a Eugene V. Debs Fellow in the American History program at Indiana State University, South Asian Religions at Indiana University, Diplomas in Education and Site Design from the Permaculture Institute of North America, Certificate in EcoSocial Design at Gaia University, and various classes with nature connection schools and at the Tracker School with Tom Brown, Jr.
Current projects include: Sheltering Hills Design, LLC (owner/lead); Permaculture Design magazine (senior editor); Touch the Earth (facilitated project); Great Lakes Permaculture Design Collaborative (co-creator/facilitator); Bringing Permaculture to Our Communities (co-creator); Adjunct Faculty, Indiana University; Permaculture Circle member at Sociocracy for All; Field Advisor, Permaculture Institute of North America.