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
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 01/06/18 - 01/07/18
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...
 
CC201 Green Your Grow 3 Day Intensive - Learn How to Grow More Sustainably
Dates: 04/06/18 - 04/08/18
Location: RATE: $795.00  EARLY BIRD RATE:  $595.00  Hopland, CA
Ready to Green Your Grow? Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! This&nbs...
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 04/14/18 - 04/15/18
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...
 
MM172 Introduction to Permaculture Design
Dates: 04/21/18
Location: Hopland, CA  $149
Discover the design science of “Permanent Culture”! This course will give you an in depth introduction to Permaculture Design. Permaculture is a whole systems design process based in observation and pattern thinking. It empowers people to create ecologically sustainable and socially just human settlements based in natural patterns and processes. It is hu...
 
CC101 Green Your Grow - How to Grow More Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation
Dates: 04/22/18
Location: $195  Hopland, CA  $165 early bird discount
  Learn how to get started in greening your growing projects. The class covers, water, soil, heating, cooling, ventilation, pests, fungus and more. In this 1-day Intro workshop Master Growers Max Meyers and Casey O'Neill will teach you the basic concepts of growing cannabis using ecological design. Topics include: How to Save U...
 
Master Composting – Making and Using Incredible Compost
Dates: 05/05/18 - 05/06/18
Location: Hopland. CA  $175
In this class you will learn how to make great living compost. Hands-on compost building, types, recipes, methods, maintenance, testing, tips, tricks and microscope basics. This class will focus on making high quality compost that you can NOT buy at the nursery. Unlike store bought, good homemade compost is fresh, in balance, full of oxygen and teaming with ...
 
CC201 Green Your Grow 3 Day Intensive - Learn How to Grow More Sustainably
Dates: 05/18/18 - 05/20/18
Location: RATE: $795.00  EARLY BIRD RATE:  $595.00  Hopland, CA
  Ready to Green Your Grow? Are you interested in learning how to grow clean and green Cannabis? Would you like to improve the quality of the cannabis you grow by moving beyond organic? Want to learn how to produce it using more sustainable, even regenerative practices? Well then, join us for this one of a kind class and learn how to Green Your Grow! ...
 
Making Compost Teas & Vortex Tea Brewer Construction
Dates: 06/02/18
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...
 
CC101 Green Your Grow - How to Grow More Sustainable Cannabis Cultivation
Dates: 07/28/18
Location: $195  Hopland, CA  $165 early bird discount
  Learn how to get started in greening your growing projects. The class covers, water, soil, heating, cooling, ventilation, pests, fungus and more. In this 1-day Intro workshop Master Growers Max Meyers and Casey O'Neill will teach you the basic concepts of growing cannabis using ecological design. Topics include: How to Save U...
 
Intro to Aquaponics - the Holistic Design Approach
Dates: 08/11/18 - 08/12/18
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 an...

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