Timo Granzotti : Lead Instructor

Timo Granzotti is a certified permaculture designer with over a decade of experience in California native ecology and botany. He is also a wilderness skills expert, paleotechnologist, craftsman, and woodworker. He fuses indigenous skills, anthropology, archaeology, and nature awareness with whole system’s ecology.

He currently works as a teacher, speaker, organizer, designer, consultant, and field specialist. He teaches permaculture and indigenous skills with the Occidental Arts & Ecology Center, and collaborates with many groups, organizations and events annually. Some of these groups include: Ecofarm, Pathways to Resilience, Petaluma City High Schools, Merritt College, the California School of Herbal Studies, the Movement Generation, the Woolman’s Center, the Northern California Permaculture Convergence, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, the Solar Living Institute, the Buckeye Gathering, Acta non Verba, and numerous others.

His passion lies in the creative use of his hands, the human relationship with nature, and the preservation of lost knowledge, tradition, and history. He incorporates sociocultural patterns and practices, interlacing stories and customs within his unique form of interactive and multi-layered teaching. His goal is to re-integrate the skills, technologies, and understandings of our ancestors with current advances in whole system’s ecology to help foster generational cultures that are connected with nature.

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