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 Roland – Principal, Lead Designer
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.
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.
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.
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.