About

Maximillian Meyers



Maximillian Meyers is an experienced Ecological Designer, Permaculture Teacher, Consultant, Commercial Aquaponics System Designer/Installer, Rainwater and Greywater System specialist, Farmer, and the Executive Director of Nor Cal Aquaponics, www.norcalaquaponics.com & the Mendocino Ecological Learning Center (MELC), www.melc.us. In 2003 he founded MELC, a nonprofit educational organization and ecological reserve offering green job training and sustainable living skills to the public. In addition to the work at MELC, Mr. Meyers provides Ecological design services to the public, organizations, and schools through Osiris Designs, Nor Cal Aquaponics and Living Mandala, www.livingmandala.com. Mr. Meyers has instructed well over 35 courses in Permaculture and Ecological Design in 7 countries around the world. He is passionate about all things related to a more just and sustainable world. Mr. Meyers has become the world’s leading expert in Aquaponics with Applied Permaculture. He has been studying, practicing and teaching Permaculture and Ecological Design for 13 years.

Since graduating from New College of California with a M.A. degree in Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Communities, Max has become a certified Permaculture designer/teacher, water systems specialist and working professional. He has been fortunate enough to study and work with people like Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton, Sepp Holzer, Tom Ward, Jude Hobbs, John Valenzuela, Penny Livingston and many others in places like the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Hawaii. Some of his fields of study and practice include: Natural Building, Organic Farming, Integrated Rainwater Harvesting, Alternative Transportation, Mushroom Cultivation, Sustainable Forestry, Beekeeping, Animal Husbandry, Renewable Energy, Biogas Production and use, Greywater Systems design and installation, Vermaculture, seed saving and many other sustainable technologies, methods and skills. He has experience teaching Permaculture, Natural Building, Cob Construction, Renewable Energy, Organic Farming, Beekeeping and others.

Mr. Meyers’ is one of the leading Permaculture teachers in the world today. His work has been featured in the bestselling book on Permaculture Gaia’s Garden, TIME Magazine, and a variety of radio and television programs.

Additional resources featuring Mr. Meyers’ work include:

TIME Magazine, (cut & paste into your browser)

http://www.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,658160623001_2030619,00.html

Gaia’s Garden, a home scale guide to Permaculture, by: Toby Hemenway, http://patternliteracy.com/

City of Willits Permaculture demonstration gardens, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhHLZesjZRU

Current Courses
 
Mushrooms – Introduction to Cultivation, Uses, Mysteries & Magic
Dates: 04/01/17 - 04/02/17
Location: Hopland, CA  $235
Growing mushrooms for food and medicine. An introduction to growing mushrooms in your homes, backyards, farms, schools and more. Myco-remediation, how to use mushrooms to help clean up pollutants and the environment. Growing medicinal mushrooms and so much more. In addition to the knowledge & experience you will gain, everyone will leave this course with...
 
Making Compost Teas & Vortex Tea Brewer Construction
Dates: 05/27/17 - 05/28/17
Location: Hopland, CA  $195
Compost tea is not what you buy at the garden supply center and mix with water. The most powerful and effective compost teas are made from real live compost! In this course you will learn how to make specialized “true compost teas” for specific crops, needs, purposes and uses. Learn how to make compost teas that are balanced, living and effective. Learn...
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 06/10/17 - 06/11/17
Location: Hopland, CA  $275
What if there was way to produce an abundance of organic food using up to 98% less water, while producing up to ten times more food in the same amount of area? What if you could achieve this using 1/4 the amount of energy, in a system that is totally scalable, does not require fertile soil, saves you lots of time and labor, makes you a good living and is inc...
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 09/16/17 - 09/17/17
Location: Hopland, CA  $275
What if there was way to produce an abundance of organic food using up to 98% less water, while producing up to ten times more food in the same amount of area? What if you could achieve this using 1/4 the amount of energy, in a system that is totally scalable, does not require fertile soil, saves you lots of time and labor, makes you a good living and is inc...

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