Andrew Faust us one of the premier Permaculture teachers and designers in North America with over two decades of experience in the field. His passionate and mind-expanding talks and curriculum have motivated teachers, students since his decade long career as a H.S. teacher at Upattina’s, an open community free school in Glenmoore, PA.
Andrew created his own Permaculture Ph’d project, in 1999, a fully off grid, Straw Bale educational center in Pocahontas County W.V. He moved to Brooklyn in 2007 and has been applying his knowledge to the urban landscape. Faust has been inspiring film makers with the message of Permaculture culminating in the film: Inhabit, and a life changing Permaculture Design Certification course, with thousands of graduates. Faust received a dual diploma in Design and Education from Permaculture Institute of North America in 2016. Andrew and Adriana Magaña with their daughter Juniper run the Center for Bioregional Living in Ellenville, NY., a hands-on educational campus for students and clients
Andrew is a certified Alternative School Teacher, focusing on Bioregional Education; he instructed at Upattina’s Open Community High School from 1992-2001. Faust holds a B.A. in comparative religions from Guilford College.
The purpose of education is not career training or upward mobility but to expand the curiosity, compassion and consciousness of the amazing young people we have the honor to work with in these places we call school.