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Penny Livingston Stark

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher and designer. She is the founder & president of Sustainable Living Designs, an ecological landscape design firm and the Regenerative Design Institute., an educational organization focusing in permaculture, nature awareness and leadership training. She specializes in developing resource rich landscapes, water conservation, rainwater collection, pond design, edible landscaping, productive perennial farm systems, natural building, water purification systems, native habitat development and watershed restoration. She co-created the ecological design program and curriculum at the San Francisco Institute of Architecture as well as the Permaculture program at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center. She is currently running permaculture programs and the Regenerative Design and Nature Awareness Program at the Commonweal Garden an organic farm in Bolinas.