Hi, I am Jamie Self.
Welcome to EcoCultural.net, the hub for my work in EcoCultural Stewardship!
I am a passionate teacher of ecological literacy and a leader in the vital arts of culturally inspired, ecologically-based stewardship of our local environments.
At the core of my work is an ethic of love and respect for the ecological fabric of life, an affinity for plants and plant-based resources, and a dedication to working compassionately with others to tend our home environments in increasingly good ways for the well being of all our our relations, and our children's children.
My primary services include:
Ecological Consulting and Mentoring for clients through all forms of landscape relationship, development and maintenance;
Environmental Design for new and existing land-use systems and sanctuaries;
Stewardship Project Management for the coordination of people and resources in environmental enhancement, maintenance and planting establishment projects.
I specialize in plant identification, design, planning, planting and management of all kinds.
At this time I work primarily with private land owners and managers in West Sonoma County, CA.
From intimate gardens to expansive grasslands, from orchards to food-forests and farms, from riparian corridors to oak savannas, from mixed evergreen woodlands to coniferous forests, I can help land owners and environmental stewards better understand the ecology of their place, and creatively design and manage for sustainable health, beauty, abundance, safety and economy.
I draw from over 25 years of experience in environmental studies and management; including botany, wildlife biology, ecology, restoration, ecological horticulture, Organic agriculture, arboriculture, landscape architecture and Permaculture Design. From this background I can provide my clients with a wealth of perspective, tools and strategies to design and tend the life of their place in inspired ways that work with and honor nature.
Please reach me by phone or email to discuss how I may support you in growing your relationship with, and tending your beautiful part of the Earth.
Thanks and Blessings!
Educator and Mentor
BA in Environmental Studies, Ecological Restoration and Organic Agriculture University of California, Santa Cruz
Ecological Horticulture Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Permaculture Design Jeff Lawton Online and the Permaculture Institute of Australia
Clinical Ayurveda The dhyana Center
~ Contact me ~
(831) 420 7084
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