Program Director Bio

Patty Love – Founder and Program Director
Patty is a permaculture designer, teacher, and researcher based in the Genesee River Valley (Rochester, NY).  She studies and practices regenerative design, permaculture, edible forest gardening, urban agriculture.  Her work is informed through her education, networking with inspiring people, reading, time in nature, parenting, and spiritual pursuits.  She holds two Permaculture Design Certificates in addition to traditional BS and MALS Degrees.

Patty’s Credentials:

  • Program Director of Rochester Permaculture Center since 2011
  • Program Director of Lots of Food since 2013
  • Founder and Owner of Barefoot Edible Landscape & Permaculture
  • Earth Activist Training (PDC) with Starhawk and Charles Williams
  • Permaculture Design Certification (PDC) Course with Dave Feasey
  • Forest Garden Immersion Series with Ethan Roland
  • Edible Forest Gardens Workshop With Eric Toensmeier and Jonathan Bates
  • Rochester Lifeways former Publisher and Editor
  • Backyard gardener since childhood
  • BS in Business Admin, MA in Liberal Studies from SUNY College at Brockport
My Personal Mission is gathering and sharing resources and information that regenerate my own and others’ abundant existence and vibrant well-being.
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