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Brian Kerkvliet

Brian has a wide breadth of practical knowledge on how to partner with natural systems to bring forth stability and abundance. Brian and his wife Alexandra have been co-stewarding Inspiration Farm in Bellingham Wa, since 1994. They use both biodynamic and Permaculture practices the farm. Brian has taught permaculture courses at WWU and other PDC venues and events since 2009. Having completed several diverse Permaculture Design Certifications. He now runs a nursery, consults, installs projects and teaches workshops. Although Brian has a wide range of skill sets his passion is designing water resilient landscapes by building soil and appropriate scale earthworks to support plant and animal diversity. His enthusiasm to share this with a wider audience shows in all that he does.

Inspiration Farm is a showcase for many aspects of designing a living resilient system that provides for most of the food, fiber and medicine needed to live a happy healthy life while restoring the ecosystem at the same time.


Events with Brian Kerkvliet

Permaculture Design Certification Course
June 20 - July 4, 2024

Embark on a transformative journey into regenerative living with the Permaculture Design Certification Course offered at the Whidbey Institute in Clinton Washington. This comprehensive program is designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to design and create regenerative, resilient systems. Permaculture is a design science rooted in the observation of natural systems which aids us in designing human settlements that have the stability and resiliency of a natural ecosystem. Permaculture is a practical set of ecological design principles and methods for human settlements which can be applied to homestead, urban, suburban and watershed scale. Permaculture principles provide…