“I couldn’t have asked for a better way to be introduced to the possibility of permaculture as a tool for social and personal transformation. Big River’s Urban PDC brought together the practical and the visionary, the innovative and the inspirational. Recommended for anyone who wants to enact change for the greater good.”- CW 2013 PDC Participant
Instructor: Rob Czernik (Lead course facilitator) has been involved in urban farming and social movements in Minneapolis for over two decades He graduated from PRI-Cold Climate’s inaugural Urban Farmer Certification in 2012, studied permaculture with Wayne Weisman in 2013, and earned his most recent Teacher Training Certificate with Jude Hobbs in July of 2018. As the course facilitator, he brings a diverse and eclectic mix of instructors and classroom sites to this Urban PDC course, and focuses on the intersectionality of food and social change. Rob is the owner of Powderhorn Feed Co., which provides whole grain feed and education to urban chicken keepers. With Bill Busse and Leslie Kaup of the Center for Deep Ecology, he co-founded the he co-founded the Gathering of the Guilds Midwest Permaculture Convergence, a yearly community created permaculture event. He has mentored under Dan Halsey, and his influences include the work of Pandora Thomas, Rosemary Murrow, Jude Hobbs, and David Holmgren.