Narendra and his young family moved to Portland in 2010 to bring this project to fruition. The proximity of excellent farmland to Portland’s
urban core offers a promising foundation for the breadth and depth of the experiment. Alongside a commitment to permaculture principles and ethics, Narendra brings financial expertise and capital
to the project.
E-mail narendra.varma [at] communitybydesignllc.org
Jenny is a permaculture designer, consultant and educator, with many years experience in natural building, design, and community living. She is helping craft the vision and mission of the project, the contracts and covenants, and will help with the overall permaculture design for the property. Jenny’s belief is that permaculture is one of the most common-sense and creative approaches to designing human settlements in any time, but especially now. permaculturenow.com
E-mail: jennypell [at] gmail.com
Chuck has extensive experience in Oregon media, government and politics. Attracted by the hope this project offers, Chuck is assisting in developing the detail of the concept and helping build support for it.
E-mail: chuckdimond [at] gmail.com
Ron Eber (Farmland Planning Specialist)