Nashville Permaculture is:
Alan Enzo, Ph.D., M.B.A. – Director, Lead Designer, Lead Instructor
Founder – Permaculture Education Center and Nashville Permaculture
Dr. Enzo (also known as “Enzo”) is an award-winning researcher and consultant in Permaculture Design, Ecological Economics, Sustainable Business Development, and Emergency Management & Preparedness. He is Director of the Nashville Permaculture Guild and works on projects in Middle Tennessee, Southeastern US, and internationally. He holds a Ph.D. in Ecological Economics, an M.B.A. in Sustainable Business Development, and is a Mollison Permaculture Research Institute (PRI-Certified) Permaculture Design Teacher and Consultant.
Enzo began his career as an Environmental Remediation Project Manager, responding to oil spills, train wrecks, chemical disasters, factory explosions, and natural disasters. He also worked in government as an Emergency Management Officer, where he was intimately involved in the responses to Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, among other state/federal emergencies.
Enzo has extensive experience in management, economics, and sustainability consulting for corporations, non-profits, universities, state and local governments, ecovillages, intentional communities, organic farms, and individual homesteads. Enzo received his Permaculture Design Certificate from the Mollison Permaculture Research Institute (the original Permaculture Research Institute (PRI) in Australia founded by Bill Mollison). He has received advanced training in Natural Building, Ecological Earthworks, Agroforestry, food forest design, and ecovillage design. Enzo is passionate about alternative local economic systems, natural building, appropriate technology, forest farming, and helping students and clients start their own businesses.
Ben Bishop – Lead Designer, Lead Instructor
Jessica Enzo – Permaculture Designer, Lead Instructor, and Vegetarian Cooking Teacher
Jessica Enzo is a certified Permaculture teacher and consultant, and is also a certified Health Coach specializing in Integrative Nutrition. She completed her Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Zev Friedman and Dylan Ryals-Hamilton in Asheville, NC. Jessica has a love of natural landscapes and an eye for patterns and appropriate design. These skills brought her to the study of Permaculture, and have helped her develop into a great Permaculture teacher and designer. She has a B. A. in History from Middle Tennessee State University, and is a certified teacher. Jessica taught 6th grade Ancient History from 2006 to 2010. Her passion and desire is to demonstrate and share her love of Permaculture Design, Healthy Living, and Vegetarian cooking with as many people as possible.
Jessica’s Page: NashvillePermaculture.com/Jessica
Other Designers, Instructors, & Co-conspirators:
Katey Culver – Lead Designer, Instructor, & Consultant
— and more to come!
“Sounds of Nature”
by: Thiago Storino, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil