Claudia Eve Joseph
Director, New York Permaculture Exchange

Degrees, certificates diplomas:

2018 Climate Change certificate, Cornell Civic Ecology
2016 Diploma in Education, Permaculture Institute of North America
2016 Diploma in Site Design, Permaculture Institute of North America
2001 Diploma of Permaculture: Design & Education, Permaculture Institute, U.S.A.
1998 Permaculture Design Certificate, Institute for Ecological Agriculture
1996 Permaculture Design Certificate, Occidental Arts and Ecology
1979 BA Visual Communications, The American University

Employment History
2004 – November 2018
Director of Environmental Education, The Old Stone House, Park Slope, Brooklyn
Design, installation and care of gardens, with youth and adult students and volunteers. Creation and execution of workshops, classes, trainings, tours and events.

Lead Instructor, Permaculture Design Training
NYPE Permaculture Design Consultant’s certificate 2007, 2009, 2010, 2016
NYPE Accelerated Permaculture Training, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2018

Merritt College, 2001

New York Botanical Garden, 2011 – 2019
Organic Gardening Techniques, 2014, 2015, 2016
Compost: the Key to Organic Farming, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Fundamentals of Gardening, 2011
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2005 – 2018
Kid-Friendly Permaculture, Perennial Edibles, Edible Native Plants, Permaculture Gardening, Compost

Events production & promotion
Annual Seed Swap & Celebration (2004 – 2019)
Permaculture Festival & Skill Share (2011-2019)
Annual Pumpkin Smash (2007 – 2012)

2010 – 2016 Trainings, Panels, Presentations and Classes

New York Botanical Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
SWALE permaculture barge
U.N. Headquarters Food Garden
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Sustainable Jersey City
Long Island University, Philosophy, Art & Ecology
MS 88, after-school Science
Imani Garden
Grow NYC, Weed Walk
Grow NYC, School Garden Design professional development
Urban Agriculture Panel Discussion @ NYU presented by Stokes-Phelps
The New York Open Center
Brooklyn Food Coalition presenter
Seeding the City: Immigrant Artist Environmental Expo
Design Trust for Public Land, 5 Borough Farm design session
Inwood Nature Center
Just Food/Farm School
Northeast Permaculture Convergences 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
Beth Eloheim, afterschool gardening 2010
Al Medina School, 2010
MS 51, afterschool gardening

Trainings. Panels, Presentations and Classes in NYC 2005 –2010
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, GreenBridge programs, the Old Stone House, Inwood Nature Center, GreenThumb GrowTogether, Just Foods/ Training Trainers program, Solar One, El Jardin del Paraiso, Wyckoff House Historical Farm, Phoenix Garden, Green Guerillas, Park Slope Food Coop, Garden of Union, Warren-St. Marks Garden, PS 91, PS 321, MS 51, Garrison Institute, The New York Open Center

Partnerships: Open Source Art Studio, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Park Slope Food Coop, Gowns Canal Conservancy, MS 51, High School for International Service, Berkley Carroll School, Mormon Fellowship of Brooklyn, Columbia University, Park Slope Civic Council

NY Consulting
UN Headquarters Food Garden
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Magic Forest Farm
Known Wastelands, community garden
596 Acres – social structures for community gardens Brownstone Brooklyn – private residences
Inwood Nature Center, Native gardens
PS 289
PS 321 Professional Development Teacher training, Green Thumb
Just Food, Training Trainers
UFT Teacher Training
Master Composter Tours  2005-2009
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Queens Botanical Gardens
Lower East Side Ecology Center
Staten Island Compost Project
East New York Farms

Coordinator, compost system (2003 – present)
Park Slope Food Coop @ Garden of Union, 14 ton system run year-round

Treasurer, Garden of Union, 2016
President of the Board of Directors of the Garden of Union 2003 – 2015

Parks & Recreation Department Seminar, Drought Management Protocol

GreenThumb GrowTogether: keynote speaker

Merritt College, Oakland, California
Instructor, Permaculture Design, horticulture department

1998 – 2001
Oakland Parks & Recreation Department Botanical Demonstration Gardens: Permaculture Demonstration Site

Convener: 1st East Bay Convergence, 2001

1999 – 2001
East Bay Conservation Corps – Permaculture field trainings

1997 – 2001
Plant Now!
Edible Landscaping
Garden design and consulting
Trainings & Workshops 1997 – 2001
Ecology Action, Palo Alto, CA
Magic Gardens, Berkeley, CA
The Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA
Oakland Community Center, Oakland, CA
Lakeside Gardens, Oakland, CA

1997 – 1998
Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA
Terrain Magazine
Manager, promotions and distribution

Professional Garden Installation and Care, assistant, Edible and Organic Landscaping, Co. Trisha Foley

1993 – 1996
Farm Manager
Oak Glenn Farm
Green Valley, CA

Volunteer Activities NYC
2001 – present
Garden of Union – President of the board of directors 2004-2014
Treasurer, 2015 – present
GOU member since 2001, School and Compost tours coordinator
Saturday Morning Gardening Program – 26 Saturdays, 2005

Previous Experience, Washington D.C.

New Art Examiner
Advertising manager

1981 – 1988
District Creative Space
Programming director for film, poetry, music & performance art
Promotional management

1980 – 1983
District Curators, Inc.
Arts presentation assistant for Music and Dance

1961- 1991
Longacre Farm
Equestrian Training, Breeding and Competition

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